Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Penn State football players vow to stick together, rebuild program

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State football team are speaking out.

Just days after the NCAA sanctioned the school for hiding Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.

College sports' governing body fined Penn State $60 million and banned the school's team from any postseason games for four years.

It also wiped all of the team's football wins from 1998 to 2011. The NCAA said it will allow incoming and current Penn State football players to transfer to another school to compete.

But many are staying put. 

“We take this as an opportunity to create our own legacy,” said LB Michael Mauti. “This program was not built by one man and this program isn't going to get torn down by one man.”

An independent investigation into the school found several top officials including the legendary late football coach Joe Paterno covered up the abuse after learning about it.

His statue has been taken down.

Share this article: