The Penn State student who portrays the Nittany Lion mascot was charged with driving under the influence on the university’s campus on the morning of the football team’s game against Michigan State.

According to Penn State police, shortly before 3:30 a.m. on November 22, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania resident James Sheep was pulled over after an officer noticed that too many people were in his vehicle, causing the rear suspension to drag low to the ground. He was later found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.164, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

The day of his arrest was the last regular season football game for Penn State and typically the mascot performs at several functions on game day.

DUI and summary charges were filed against Sheep on November 27.

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