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Freeh Report: Joe Paterno's Former Players Support Coach

Members of the Penn State football team wrapped up another tumultuous week in Happy Valley on Friday by participating in the 10th annual Lift for Life competition to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association and making their first public comments since the Freeh report was released on Thursday morning.

Some prominent players were supportive of their former coach, Joe Paterno, who the report found failed to protect children from convicted child abuser Jerry Sandusky as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Scott Brown reports.

"I feel he did a lot more good than bad for this university," said [running back Silas] Redd, who is entering his junior season.


"Coach Paterno gave me the opportunity to play here, gave me an opportunity a lot of coaches didn’t, so to that I owe my career to him," [quarterback Matt] McGloin said.

In the event, the offense defeated the defense 176-136 in a series of weight lifting competitions at the Multisport Complex on campus. The event is expected to raise over $100,000 for the second straight year and bring the all-time total to over $700,000.

Check out video from the event below.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.