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Penn State Scandal Hits Home For Deon Butler, Michael Robinson

Deon Butler and Michael Robinson of the Seattle Seahawks are struggling to cope with the news of Penn State scandal.

Two Seattle Seahawks enjoyed long and distinguished careers with the Penn St. Nittany Lions. Both are now having to cope with one of the worst scandals in sports history involving their former alma mater.

Deon Butler originally walked onto the Lions team at State College as a defensive back, but found his calling in Happy Valley as a wide receiver. Butler broke four freshman receiving records (catches, yards, touchdowns, yards in a game) and eventually became the all-time receptions leader for the program in his senior season. He was picked in the 3rd round by the Seahawks.

By contrast, Michael Robinson came in highly heralded. He played multiple positions during his time at Penn State, moving around from quarterback to running back to various receiver positions. He continued to play at all every offensive skill position through his time at Penn State and finished fifth at the Heisman voting before settling as a fullback in the NFL.

Here's what Butler and Robinson had to say on the scandal.

Michael Robinson very emotional while discussing Penn State scandal. Obviously very affected by it.
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Robinson, on Paterno's retirement announcement: "It’s sad how some sick people can tarnish a great man like that."
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Seahawks WR and Penn State alum Deon Butler on Paterno: "Just knowing who he is, he definitely doesn’t stand for any of this."
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#Seahawks FB Michael Robinson: "First off, I want to express my deep sorrow for the children involved. It's a sad day to be a Penn Stater."
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Sad days indeed.


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