Penn State football player Akeel Lynch, a freshman running back, was charged Friday with criminal mischief in relation to an incident that occurred in a residence hall on campus on Nov. 16, 2012, Penn State Police said Monday.
Lynch, 18, of Toronto, is charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief after kicking, and subsequently breaking, a window located on the ground floor lobby of Shulze Hall, police said.
The cost of the broken window and the cost for the labor to fix it totaled about $900, police said.
Lynch did not return a request for comment as of press time Monday.
Assistant Athletic Director of Communications Jeff Nelson said via email that he is not aware of any change in Lynch’s status as a Penn State athlete.
A preliminary hearing for Lynch has been scheduled for March 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.
Lynch, who did not play this past football season, was a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, and a member of the 2012 recruiting class.