NCAA Football

Penn State K Julius dealing with eating disorder

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(TSX / STATS) -- Penn State kicker Joey Julius posted on social media that he is again receiving treatment for binge eating.

"I have been struggling over the last couple months with my eating disorder," the 5-foot-10, 258-pound Julius wrote on his Facebook page Friday. "It got to the point where I had to return to St. Louis to seek further treatment at the McCallum Place. Recovery is a wonderful and beautiful thing that I am working on returning too.

"For anyone out there that has similar struggles I hope you too can seek help in some way."

Julius, who will be a redshirt junior in the fall, said he made the posts after questions arose concerning his absence from Penn State's spring game.

The 22-year-old announced on Oct. 3 that he struggles with binge eating and has battled the disorder for over a decade.

Julius said he's improving while away from school, but did not put a timetable on his return.

"I am doing well and the treatment is helping," Julius said in Friday's post. "There is light at the end of the tunnel. It is just a very long tunnel."

Updated May 6, 2017