But before anyone gets up in arms about the wording, I’m sure he meant it was the best decision for him.
Although, given the reason why USC is currently facing sanctions, it’s pretty funny.
But former Penn State running back Silas Redd has his own reasons why he decided to transfer to USC when NCAA president Mark Emmert handed down hefty sanctions to the PSU program. Redd called it “a business decision” but didn’t elaborate.
“It was either Penn State or here,” Redd said Sunday. “I wasn’t going to go anywhere else. This is my new family now. We’re all going to get a fair shot and we’re competing for the No. 1 (tailback) spot.”
Redd is one of several players to depart Penn State since the sanctions. The NCAA granted immediate eligibility to those wishing to leave, and you can’t blame any of them for doing so.
Players have their reasons for choosing the college they did. The Sandusky scandal and the sanctions given to the program changed things at Penn State. Some will stick it out, and that’s admirable. Others feel another opportunity will benefit them more.
It happens all the time.
(Source: Los Angeles Daily News)