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Penn State Football: Former and Past Players React to Severe NCAA Penalties on Twitter

on July 23, 2012 9:55 AM

The NCAA put the hammer down on the Penn State football program Monday.

A $60 million fine, with funds used to establish an endowment to support victims of child sex abuse; a postseason ban of four years, a reduction of scholarships; all wins vacated from 1998-2011 and a five-year probationary period for the athletic department.

Former and past Penn State players responded via Twitter after the announcement:

Tight end Garry Gilliam: “I stand by my statement yesterday… I’m not going anywhere, Penn State forever! #WeAre

Cornerback Stephon Morris: “I’m not going anywhere. We Are Penn State forever. That’s a final! Love this University, more important I bleed Blue & White!!”

Former tailback Evan Royster: “ah crap…. So I lost every college football game I ever played in?”

Former quarterback Daryll Clark: “This is beyond sad man.”

Former offensive tackle Quinn Barham: “That 400th win was still one of the most special game I ever played in. … So much history from ’98-’11.

More Barham: ”I can only imagine what the current players are going through. Tough decisions to make.”

Former wide receiver Derek Moye: "They can take away whatever games they want to, I know I was apart of win 400 409 and all the other games WE won while at PSU."

Former football player and Board of Trustee Adam Taliaferro: "NCAA says games didn't exist ... I got the metal plate in my neck to prove it did ... I almost died playing 4 PSU ... punishment or healing?!? #WeAre"

More Taliaferro: "I truly believe the NCAA should have done something to promote and support healing 4 victims ... having hard time understanding everything."

"My heart goes out to everyone affected by this ... I'm off twitter for a little bit."

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