All is not well in Happy Valley, as Joe Paterno's statue was removed Sunday in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that has taken over Penn State University. Worse is yet to come as the NCAA prepares to announce potentially crippling sanctions to the football program Monday morning.
The players will take most of the brunt for the actions of four men who covered up years of on-campus sexual abuse. Current players and alumni took to Twitter on Sunday to defend themselves and make it known that they stand by the program through thick and thin.
The hotter the fire, the stronger the steel.— Matt McGloin (@McGloinQB11) July 22, 2012
Whatever is decided-I hope such decision are made 2 support the victims & promote healing 4 ALL affected-and not to just simply punish PSU— Adam Taliaferro (@Tali43) July 22, 2012
No one speaking about the current team we worked to damn hard to not get a chance to fight for what we been working so hard for— Stephon Morris (@12darKnights) July 22, 2012
Penn State Tight End RT @GarryGilliam89: No matter what happens I'm staying at Penn State ...— Onward State (@OnwardState) July 22, 2012
Finally, former quarterback Daryll Clark summed up how we are all feeling about as succinctly as anyone can:
I really can not believe this shit— Daryll Clark (@CaptainClark17) July 22, 2012