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Penn State Players React To Looming NCAA Sanctions

With the impending sanctions against Penn State being announced on Monday, many associated with the football program took to Twitter to react to the situation.

StateCollege.com has compiled a list of these reactions, ranging from recruits and current players, to former players under Joe Paterno, and even Jay Paterno himself.

Many current players assured fans that they aren't going anywhere despite the looming penalties, including redshirt freshman offensive tackle Donovan Smith.

"Stop asking if I'm transferring. I'm staying at PSU no matter what. I love my school."

Former wide receiver Graham Zug pleaded for the current team to stick together.

"Really hoping the team sticks together and realizes the opportunity they have. They will remember helping PSU for the rest of their lives. They have a huge opportunity to help the community and the school stay the way it should be. The reason they came to PSU will remain."

As for Jay Paterno, he took a quote from John F. Kennedy to describe his feelings about his father's statue being removed.

" ‘A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.' - John F. Kennedy"

The fate of Penn State will be decided Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET when NCAA president Mark Emmert will announce the penalties for the program.

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