Former Penn St. QB reacts to penalties
Mon, 23 Jul 2012|
Former Penn St. QB Michael Robinson reacts to whether or not he thinks the penalties handed down were fair, and recalls his interactions/impressions ofJerry Sandusky.
And Michael Robinson former quarterback and running back for Penn State you may remember back in 2000 I had a phenomenal year Big Ten player of the year he was. Heisman finalist now playing in seventy here in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. Michael Robinson first question obviously is your reaction to the NCAA sanctions against your alma mater. Oh we will definitely shocking on common feeling -- I'll all under the old girl who was actually you know there was -- I would like a bad dream. And -- but I know Joseph Paterno to know how hard he worked. Our room to make sure there pastry. What type of integrity of the problem the models for trap opponent. But home. Just an almost as big mentor and I'm almost. Did that boost America resentment toward. Home. As a present department. As you and your fellow teammates you keep in touch with a lot of guys in school. Yeah -- can cut back with a few of them and well yeah there's definitely going to be probably discussion the last discussion -- -- them and -- just has to play. When you've had discussions with your former teammates -- you've watched this whole process play out. How do you describe. The -- of free report. Portrays your former coach and the former defense of coordinator compared -- to. What you witnessed as a player. Well when we didn't. I don't hear you what I don't know I don't know -- Following Jerry improve -- -- just kind of being around. On June he's he's back in players who -- check him out of it. On to benefit children in the paper they're trying to autograph yeah. Our home -- could -- here. Engagement campaign right there. -- -- report but it got Biggio. I don't mind paying people just see different Benard and Pedro not rested fit and I happen without all the fact actually come out at the victims. Definitely deserve all the -- grounding it. Well my page can you do rather different poor. He was hired. The board trustees. To investigate you know he was -- you know -- -- -- prosecutor. And now. You know we've been -- no one -- -- report was you know well actually given the -- because the -- an opportunity. To different it felt. I don't think -- People it is and I'm just taking it well toward the fact that when there are a lot of opinion here. And I just think you have to -- that's not chill. Well guy knows -- to Joseph. There are thousands of players -- play at Penn State knows. A home not a joke. That we've come because when I'm home to do what he's. Former Penn State quarterback and running back Michael Robinson on Bonnie Bernstein on The Dan Patrick Show. Michael you mentioned that you think the victims deserve to know all of the facts. What facts do you think the victims and the public are not aware of. Home obviously I don't know what effect grip and but dome I don't think that you don't do that to open. Well more than who need our home court court proceeding even need to go. -- home. Jim Curley were staying at and I think what we're going to be we're perhaps more facts -- it. That's true home went -- would be content of the emails were. -- -- more effective -- conversation that with a little. And to me if we were poor welcome mark noble -- -- report without him you're going to be major players without -- being my Clippers we'll probably have been Joseph Paterno. Didn't Graham's favorite -- currently helping their report. Really need to -- we have all the facts without interviewing for the major players in this whole scenario. Michael -- had retired in 1998 so he wasn't on the coaching staff but it's it's been pretty well documented he spent. A lot of time around the football program what do you -- how frequently did you see him. And and what is he with kids alive did talk to me about. What his presence was like during your time there. Well in a row for him he would just try to just be you know wandering around the football building -- concrete type of people. And things like -- home. And whenever I -- for him to do it it was always you know bring in -- -- practiced him you know. Are there actually will be you know that you would be at risk him you know does not shake his hand they have actually execute campaign right there. Well you know but as far as well with -- game of football meeting room. I'm home actually in our home deal him pull off an everyday and they -- right there I mean you rarely ever saw a solitary. He was criminally programs for working out so that that will be about it Norman he was asking me how he get -- -- of do some regarding. -- -- We're gone for the -- foundation how long. You know it. You know he. Still being around the program to assume that. You know he was always you know in meetings willingly engage with the players and pay it right there. Well from my experience argument was that you know he just -- -- on the field and I was so often. What was his reputation like. Yeah -- reputation. You know. Cool guy very personable aren't even -- whatever I had. Interaction wouldn't feel a little weird you know looking back on it you know I really thank you very sociable could. He's known Kevin Miller executive. You know something card something right there hadn't. And I would just do weird how it felt like -- you know people I mean we don't really know each other it would sure talk about. You know. Is that what was weird about notre would did you get any sort of weird vibe I guess for lack of better term. Home I guess that was the extent of -- we're -- that you know I got down knowing what I had been known knowing. Oh what we British trial went you know what came out of his truck and him being. I'm completely normal count on and get -- -- -- -- -- -- hindsight you can't say it was the very real leaders you know. But at that time -- just right you don't okay. Why and and they don't talk about you know I can won't you don't want one -- -- do.