The NCAA has handed down sanctions to Penn State in the wake of the child abuse scandal involving assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky who has been found guilty of molesting young boys in the locker room. What is it with pedophiles and locker rooms? I mean, if you are going to engage in an illegal act of grave depravity why choose to do it in the public locker room of a huge university?
Anyway, Sandusky is currently awaiting sentencing after being convicted in June and the NCAA has stepped in to clear up the mess. Penn State expected their top stars to jump ship faster like mice escaping from a mad pedophile cat. But so far, it hasn’t been that bad for them. So far two players have officially left Penn State, transferring to other schools without loosing eligibility. A third player, quarterback Rob Bolden, has now joined LSU.
Second-safety Tim Buckley left the Nittany Lions on Monday. He was originally a Penn State walk-on and was recruited while still in high school. He has received a scholarship at N.C. State and brings four years of eligibility to the Wolfpack reports the Boston Herald.
Silas Redd, has also transferred transferred to its program. Redd ran for 1241 yards last season and scored seven touchdowns. He was an all-Big Ten conference second team player last year and has two years of eligibility remaining
Another player, Kevin Haplea, may be on the verge of leaving the Nittany Lions too. As of this writing his departure has not been confirmed, but the rumor has it that he will play at Florida State this fall. The junior tight end has two years of eligibility remaining.
Football players who want to leave Penn State will have until the first day of class, August 27th to transfer out of the university without having to sit out a season before becoming eligible to play. The Nittany Lions play their first match on September 1st and hope to put all this ugliness behind them.