Twitter: Penn State Family Reacts to Sanctions

The Penn State football family is a tight one. Current and former players hit Twitter on Monday to offer their feelings on the NCAA’s stiff punishments, which included vacating wins from 1998-2011, a $60 million fine, a four-year postseason ban and the loss of 10 scholarships each of the next four seasons. See all the best tweets, including one from former running back and current Washington Redskin Evan Royster, in this post.

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Nic on 7/23/2012 @ 10:21am EDT Said:

How about showing some respect for the NCAA and the rules that everyone must abide by…. although this is difficult for players, consider how difficult it must be knowing that someone like Paterno knew… a great football leader and coach…… and he did nothing. Sorry guys but this is bigger than your National Championship rings and your trophies..

Cynthia Ingraham on 7/23/2012 @ 10:29am EDT Said:

Penn State forever!

Brian on 7/23/2012 @ 10:32am EDT Said:

Boo-Hoo…penalties could have and should have been even worse. Program should have been shut down for 14 years.

JR on 7/23/2012 @ 10:36am EDT Said:

I just don’t understand how there could be any reaction but remorse over this. Dozens of children abused and yet you guys are talking about wins? How about thinking beyond yourselves for a bit and to destroyed lives that result directly from your University’s irresponsibility.

Hill on 7/23/2012 @ 10:37am EDT Said:

Nic….which NCAA rule was violated again?

Raine on 7/23/2012 @ 10:39am EDT Said:

Honey, the school IS showing respect. We accepted what was given to us, and we’re just planning to move forward. We know that this is bigger than the championships, it’s just unbelievable that what students worked hard for is just gone in a snap.

Raine on 7/23/2012 @ 10:41am EDT Said:

JR, if you played football your whole life and realized that most of your winnings suddenly meant nothing, how would you feel? Anyone in his rightful mind would feel bad.

Bob Mccord on 7/23/2012 @ 10:46am EDT Said:

Let me se if I got this right wall street steals billions wipe out pensions and and homes nothing done still not regulated and they drop the house on the wicked witch because of about 5 people and absolutely crush a whole university take Paternos wins away but there just hurting more kids by penalizing them

vonswain (@vonswain) on 7/23/2012 @ 10:46am EDT Said:

I would be completely for banning PSU from bowl games as long as Sandusky is alive.

Tommy Heinz on 7/23/2012 @ 10:51am EDT Said:

I witnessed a crucifixion today with Penn State .. The past players….
More Victims added daily to this horrific situation…..

Brian on 7/23/2012 @ 10:52am EDT Said:


You mean what the ATHLETES on the FOOTBALL team worked hard for? The NCAA isn’t punishing the student body here.

Bruce Cameron on 7/23/2012 @ 11:22am EDT Said:

The players don’t deserve this, but action must be taken. It’s just a sad fact. They can still be proud that they played the games clean while Paterno let the world down.

psu psu on 7/23/2012 @ 11:41am EDT Said:

This has nothing to do with the abuse of children …. This is abuse of power.

Kathy L. on 7/23/2012 @ 12:28pm EDT Said:

You can’t go back. Life was different 10+ years ago. It’s all unfortunate, but we’re looking at decade-old actions through 2012 eyes. I don’t see how taking away the wins is any sort of restitution. JoePa still one of the greatest coaches ever.

Bama Man on 7/23/2012 @ 12:33pm EDT Said:

Guess you guys didn’t do things the right way Penn State. You were the first to jump on USC, Ohio State, any SEC school when anything occured. Your President asked the other schools “Why can’t you be like us?” Win with Honor huh? Take your medicine and shut up! Roll Tide.

Henry Dogg on 7/24/2012 @ 11:20am EDT Said:

It’s very disturbing that Penn State fans and Paterno’s family show no concern for the victims. The NCAA had no choice and is doing the right thing (for once). Too much power was given to a football coach and the bottom line is Snadusky was llowed to prey on young victims because a football program was put ahead of doing the right thing. I wonder how PSU fans would feel if their brother or son was a victim.

Sandy Witt on 7/28/2012 @ 8:13pm EDT Said:

Amazing to me how you speak as through you know everything- Penn State fans have raised money for abused children in the whole country-When are you going to contribute?

These players did nothing wrong-you show how you voice speaks of the innocent but you want to punish the innocent.

nittanynatalie on 11/11/2012 @ 2:59pm EDT Said:

Punishing the innocent accomplishes nothing. And, for the record, our university is a lot more than a football team. You’re overgeneralizing and making a fool of yourself if you dare to say that we deserve to not have the exact same opportunities as students at every other university in this country. We deserve to keep our football program, and our dignity. Shame on you for picking on the innocent. Our students have accomplished philanthropic goals that you wouldn’t dream of… ever heard of THON? How about you do some reading and have a heart before attacking the blue and white… these students do NOT deserve your hatred or negativity.