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Former PSU wide receiver Humphrey charged with DUI

STATE COLLEGE — A former Penn State wide receiver who served jail time for assaulting a former girlfriend and another man in 2003 was charged Monday by State College police with DUI.

Maurice Humphrey, 24, of 141 Ambleside Court, Port Matilda, and formerly of Connecticut, was stopped by a State College officer about 2:20 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of West College Avenue for speeding and driving without headlight, according to the criminal complaint filed at the office of District Judge Carmine Prestia.

His blood alcohol content was .176 percent, more than twice the legal limit, according to the complaint.

Humphrey was convicted of three simple assault misdemeanors stemming from a November 2003 incident in which he slapped a former girlfriend and broke the jaw of a male Penn State student who was inside an apartment with her.

The former Nittany Lion was sentenced to a minimum of three months in prison, but with credit for time already served and 46 days he spent in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, he was paroled. But Humphrey soon ran into trouble with police again, using someone else’s I.D. to get inside a State College bar.

A judge ruled in 2004 the false identification citation was a parole violation and sent him to jail for nine months.

Humphrey played in 11 games in 2003 as a redshirt freshman and set a freshman record for receptions with 30.

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