Paterno denies QB Bolden's release
Penn State quarterback Robert Bolden is pressured by Alabama's Luther Davis durng a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in September. Penn State lost to then top-ranked Alabama, 24-3.
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State freshman backup quarterback Rob Bolden's pending transfer has been delayed.
Bolden and his dad, Robert, met today with coach Joe Paterno and his son Jay, the Nittany Lions' quarterback coach.
Bolden's mom, Tonia Williams, told The Post-Gazette that Joe Paterno did not grant her son his release.
"I don't know the reason why, they just said they wouldn't release him," Williams said from her home in suburban Detroit.
"I don't agree with it and Rob doesn't agree with it," Bolden's father said.
Asked what their next move would be, he said: "We're going to try and sort that out now."
Williams said she is happy her son was denied his release, but worries about his future at Penn State.
"I didn't want Rob to leave," Williams said. "I think he should stay there. I just told him that I thought he was making the wrong decision. I really felt that he moved just a little bit too quick and too fast."
"I don't know what's going to happen now. He tried to get them to sign his release papers and they didn't do it. I don't know if that is going to make the situation worse or not, or if Rob will end up at another school."
First Published January 4, 2011 4:30 pm