Andrew Long’s stint with the Penn State wrestling team is done — as of Monday, Long’s name has been removed from the team’s roster on the Penn State Athletics website.
On Aug. 12, Long was charged with attempted rape, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault in connection with a sexual assault reported earlier that morning in State College.
That day at about 3 a.m., a woman awoke to find Long in bed with her and touching her intimately, the State College Police Department said.
Long refused to leave when the woman told him to “get out of here,” police said. The woman then pushed Long out of the bed, and he responded by cursing at her, police said.
Police said the woman grabbed her clothing and cell phone, fled the house and then called her husband, who notified law enforcement.
Long was released on $100,000 unsecured bail Aug. 13, and waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, according to court documents.
Long’s formal arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.
A 133-pound All-American and Big Ten champion last season, Long arrived at Penn State after being dismissed from the Iowa State wrestling team.
Long, who would’ve been a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility, was a national runner-up at 125-pounds at Iowa State, and joined the Nittany Lions on Dec. 27.
He finished the season 20-2 and placed third at the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia.
While this is Long’s first offense in State College, it isn’t his first run-in with the law.
According to Iowa court documents, Long was charged and found guilty on one count of public intoxication and one count of unlawful use of a license in August 2009. During the same incident, Long was also charged with one count of harassment of a public official — a charge that was eventually dismissed.
According to a media release from December 2010, Long transferred to Penn State after being dismissed from the Iowa State wrestling team in June for “violation of team rules.”
Long had the opportunity to rejoin the team, but instead chose to “start over somewhere else.”
Penn State’s wrestling office declined to comment as of press time Monday.