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As a show of solidarity.
Former Penn State football players attended the game to show support for the program but not all former Penn State football players -- On hand to attend that -- joining me now is Brad Benson.
Former New York giant Penn State offensive lineman.
Who says he was concerned that attending the game would this be misconstrued.
As an endorsement of Joseph Paterno.
Spread first of all thank you for being here thank you and if I may just say -- -- Kudos to you.
Tip my hat for having me against in his standup guy and to be present of this is going to be one allows users paradigms bureau.
Paterno you have said.
Basically too much power.
Did you have a sense of that as -- played there -- I think that in this particular instance it's demonstrative of the fact that.
Over time he had -- so much power that people were afraid to approach him.
About things that they saw going on that that.
Just weren't right and I don't believe.
In my mind that.
Joseph Paterno telling Tim Curley and -- -- Helped anything because I think -- the athletic athletics rector I think that Tim Curley.
A third of the site and what was going on -- Penn State is supposedly the man on the work for him did.
Being Joseph Paterno Joseph Paterno was the man in effective charge of the Penn State program.
Unequivocally I I think he probably had more power Penn State and obviously the chairman of the universally.
And I'm just saying that Joseph Paterno has too much power I think it's it's probably you know apparent throughout the rest of the college football or -- as well probably.
One of the stunning things is that there have been never at least a public discussion.
Of any problems surrounding jury sandusky commander retired is defensive coordinator in nineteen -- nine.
He see you played there are under under him.
-- your thoughts about the mean did you since anything wrong about him or the program that he was.
Was running I never sort of -- -- wrong effect I'd done a few activities for the second mile program.
I was shocked.
To be honest where you.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Heir apparent to -- prefer those job he had been mentioned is one certainly one if not the heir apparent he was 55 years of age in 1999 when he stepped aside.
Penn State had the reputation for having the finest linebackers.
Ever to go anywhere in the NFL and come out of college and obviously that was -- and -- these job and he did it very very well.
-- you were watching what's happening and community we've we've heard from Franco Harris and he you know he's outraged that Joseph Paterno was fired.
And these conflicting senses of loyalty.
And relationships here.
Skewing the minds of I think it's fair to say.
A lot of people involved with -- statement -- on the football team or not we've seen students rioting over the issue.
What are your thoughts as -- alarm.
You -- player yourself.
Star any NFL.
What do what do you think about if you watch this thing unfold because we just never know where it's I mean it.
One new development after another it -- each day.
Of course slow I'll address the fact of the students -- and is absolutely ludicrous because these these events that happened.
Happened way before they were even.
In the school students number one and I think commute took him aside and asked from.
Really what's going on worthy of -- -- what happened probably only half of them were growing now and so I don't put a lot of stock is being in debt.
Deal with their -- I think it's almost -- thing to do sometimes in college her.
But it'll be kids -- because we as far as Franco Harris being upset right hadn't seen rapid but my feeling is or.
You know I'm really warrant because I see a million.
Trust me if you missed one of your classes.
He knew about it he brought -- he talked to you.
We have people that -- and it's those things it was a tremendously well run program.
He taught me a lot in life not the program did what she was in charge of the program right so he did wonderful things for a lot of young people.
Now taking that -- setting aside and getting from their two year.
I find it hard to believe a person that that's that's that bright and that intelligent.
Can be told about activities happening in -- shower.
And not do anything about it -- and and that's where I have the brain freeze because.
I know that GO.
Would've known if I miss my chemistry class he was fell on top of things when I was there are so -- the mistress.
And that's a question obviously everyone including a grand jury -- has been asking now for some time and we're going to get some answers -- obviously is this an -- area.
I'm Brad let me ask -- this and the -- will close out.
You've got a lot of friends lot of fellow -- guys -- played football with.
How much -- are you getting for -- are coming down where you more I get some heat from from my other.
From Padres you know that I play professional football -- them.
You know I'll get calls alluding to the fact how long -- been in the shower you know and then things like that but.
I would have to say you know from a bottom my heart when things out like this happen in the sports world it really gives people.
You know people love the stereotype in this country.
And it really lends to the stereo type of of football players not doing well adjusted people when things like the stuff and or athletes.
And it hurts hurts a lot.
Penn State and everyone associated with the university would be well advised to listen to Brad -- frank and we thank you for being here and share your views I.
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