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Hundreds of former Penn State football players are offering their support for a lawsuit targeting the NCAA, Mark Emmert and Ed Ray for handing down harsh and unfounded sanctions against Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
To date, over 325 former players from over six decades have joined together to defend the history and future of the Penn State Football program, which, they say, cannot be found in the NCAA Major Infractions Database for a single NCAA violation even today.

“Joe Paterno and the entire Penn State football program have been used as scapegoats in this horrible tragedy,” said Brian Masella.  “When the NCAA neglected to conduct their own investigation, and used the flawed Freeh Report as the judge and jury, they further prevented an opportunity to get to the real truth, and in turn, punished a generation of
Penn State players, students, and supporters who had nothing whatsoever to do with Jerry Sandusky.”

Statement from Former Penn State Football Players:

On May 30, 2013, twenty people – including five Penn State Trustees, four faculty members, two former coaches, and nine former student-athletes, filed a lawsuit challenging the NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State.

On the same day, the plaintiffs sent the former Penn State football players a letter explaining their rationale for taking legal action.  The letter notes that the plaintiffs intend to fight for Penn State’s honor and that they hope the former student-athletes “will be supportive of these efforts”.

We, the undersigned, indeed support the plaintiffs’ action in launching their suit.  Like them, we reject the NCAA’s assertion that a “culture of reverence for the football program” allowed Jerry Sandusky’s crimes to occur.  We agree with the plaintiffs that the Freeh Report, which formed the foundation for the sanctions – was fundamentally flawed.

We stand with our nine brother Lettermen and the other eleven Penn Staters in demanding “fairness, due process, truth, and a just outcome.”  Everyone – Sandusky’s victims, Penn Staters, and the public at large – deserves to know the complete truth.

1950’s

Robert  Belus; Frank  Della Penna;  Charles Chick King; Ron Markiewicz; Fran “Bucky” Paolone;

Don Ryan; John Jack Urban

1960’s

 Dick Anderson; Steve  Bezna; Bob Capretto; Jack Curry; Alan Delmonaco; Gerry Farkas; Chuck Franzetta; Ed  Gabirel; Tony Gebicki; James Graham; Warren Hartenstine; Michael Irwin; Robert Kline; George Kulka; John Kulka; Jon Lang; Ed Lenda; Linc Lincoln Lippincott; Jim  Litterelle; Thomas Mairs; James McCormick; Thomas McGrath; Dave  McNaughton; Donald Miller; Hank  Oppermann; Bill Rettig; Dave Rowe; Ted Sebastianelli; Gary Shaffer; Steve  Smear; Dave Truitt; Frank  Waresak; Chris Weber

1970’s

 Walt Addie; Russell Albert; Kurt Allerman; Ferris Atty; Jeff Behm; David Bland; Jeff H. Bleamer; Dr. Jim Bradley; Tom  Bradley; Richard M. Brown; Chuck Burkhart; John W. Bush; Greg  Buttle; Robert Campbell; Michael Cappelletti; Richard F. Caravella; Joseph V. Carlozo; Charles Chiampi; Thomas Greg Christian; Craig  Coder; Ron Coder; Mike Conforto; F. Len Consalvo; Bill Crummy; Steven A. Davis; Chris Devlin; Joe  Diange; Thomas F. Donchez; Rocco English; Scott Fitzkee; Chuck Fusina; Paul  Gabel; Steve Geise; Doneal Gersh; Bill Glennon; Tony Gordon; David F. Graf; Mike Guman; Brian Hand; Franco Harris; Scott Hettinger; Ron  Hileman; Ron  Hostetler; Thomas M. Hull; Neil Hutton; David W. Klock; Bob Knechtel; Richard A. Knechtel; Joe Lally; Philip F. LaPorta; John R. Lewchenko; Larry J. Ludwig; Mark J. Markovich; Brian Masella; Rich  Mauti; Richard McClure; Lance Mehl; D. Scott Mitchell; Guy Montecalvo; Robert Nagle; Daniel F. Natale; Richard N. Nichols; Thomas Odell; Michael A. Orsini M.D.; Woody  Petchel, Jr.; Carlos Quirch; Tom Rafferty; Joel Ramich; John M. Reihner; Paul Renaud; Robert Rickenbach; James E. Rosecrans; George  SanFilippo; Carl Schaukowitch; Bernard Shalvey; Tom L. Shoemaker; Micky Shuler Sr; Tom Shuman; John Skorupan; Steven E. Stilley; Donald P. Tarosky; Raymond Tesner; Gary R. Tyler; Alberto Vitiello; Marshall Wagner; Dan Wallace; Alex Wasilov; Franklin Frog Williams; John Williams; Thomas J. Williams; Charles Wilson

1980’s

 Roger Alexander;  Michael Arnold; Walker Lee Ashley; Mark Battaglia; Trey  Bauer; Jeff  Bergstrom; Todd Blackledge; Scott Bouslough; Kirk Bowman; Don Brinsky; Tim Bronish; Keith Brown; Jeff  Brunie; Jeff Butya; Drew Bycoskie; Mark Cherewka; Chris Clauss; Joel Coles; Bill Contz; Tom Couch; Troy Cromwell; Peter Curkendall; Rich D’Amico; John DePasqua; Dwayne Downing; Michael Dunlay; Thomas Durant; Eric Etze; Craig Fiedler; Tim Freeman; Mark Fruehan; Brennan Gaertner; Mark Galimberti; Mike Garrett; Gene Gladys; Scott Gob; Nick  Haden; Lance Hamilton; Albert Harris; Greg Hay; Stu Helgeson; Joseph Hines; John Hornyak; Randy Huttenberger; Timothy Janocko; Joe  Johns; Eddie Johnson; Greg  Jones; Keith Karpinski; Ken Kelley; Matt Knizner; Rich Kuzy; Massimo Manca; Kirk Martin; Carmen Masciantonio; Brian McCann; Matt McCartin; Donald Jay McCormick; Shawn McNamara; Mike Meade; Rob Mikulski; Dan Morgan; Bob Ontko; Aoatoa Polamalu; Bobby Polito; Ed Pryts; Scott Radecic; Terry Rakowski; Kevin Romango; Dwayne Rush; Michael Russo; Rich Schonewolf; John Shaffer; Brian Siverling; Patrick Slater; Rob Smith; Pete Speros; Joseph Strycharz; Mike Suter; Tim Sweeney; John Walsh; Darryl Washington; Steve Wisniewski; Jeff Woofter

1990’s

 Jeff Anderson; John Andress; Steve Babinchak; Michael Barninger; Tom Bill; Dave  Brzenchek; Mike  Carroll; Robert Ceh; Kerry Collins; Brett  Conway; Bob Daman; Maurice Daniels; Daniel Drogan; Adam Fahrer; Douglas Farren; Gerald Filardi; Derek  Fox; Reggie Givens; Rudolph Glocker; Ryan Grube; Shelly Hammonds; Jeff Hartings; Leonard Humphries; Greg Huntington; Chad Linnon; Rob Luedeke; Mike Malinoski; Joe Markiewicz; Christian  Marrone; Tony Matesic; OJ McDuffie; Tom Molnar; Joe Nastasi; Kevin O’Keefe; Brian O’Neal; Brandon Palmer; Ryan Seese; Brandon Short; Dave Smith; Terry Smith; Vincent  Stewart

 2000’s

Lance  Antolick; Jason Bisson; Mike Blosser; Jeremy Boone; James Boyd; Brian Brozeski; Dorian Burton; Gino Capone; Daryll Clark; Brennan Coakley; Dan Corrado; Jeremiah Davis; Steven Delich; Larry Federoff; Gus Felder; Shamar Finney; Eric Flohr; Joshua  Gaines; Phil Gardill; Nathan Glunt; Ryan Gmerek; Tom Golarz; Andrew Guman; Benjamin Gummo; Joe Hartings; Erik Holt; Tom Humphrey; Justin Ingram; Joe Iorio; Cedric Jeffries; Bryant Johnson; Michael Johnson; Bobby Jones; Jim Kanuch; Brad Karson; Ben Lago; Kevion Latham; Tyler Lenda; Mike Lukac; Jordan Lyons; Nick Marmo; Shawn Mayer; Anthony Morelli; Jordan Norwood; Anwar Phillips; Andrew Pitz; Paul Posluszny; Curt Reese; Matthew Rice; David Royer; Bryan Scott; Ryan Scott; AQ  Shipley; Mickey Shuler; Jonathan Stewart; Nick Sukay; Tyler Valoczki; Casey Williams; Thomas  Williams; Michael Yancich; Alan Zemaitis

Coaches & Staff

Dick  Anderson; John  Bove; Booker Brooks; Craig Cirbus; Don Carlino; Raymond J. Horan; George Salvaterra

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