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Penn State WR no longer with the program

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Penn State’s top two running backs are currently “day-to-day.” The Nittany Lions’ fourth-leading receiver? He’s done at Penn State altogether.

The latest PSU departure is receiver Shawney Kersey, who according to Lions247.com and the Patriot-News, is no longer with the program. Kersey is still enrolled at Penn State and his return to the program is unknown, as is the reason for his departure. 

Regardless, it’s another blow to not just the PSU program, but an offense that has struggled mightily to score points in the first two games of the season. It’s also an offense that lacks playmakers. PSU’s top three receivers from 2011 – Derek Moye, Justin Brown and Devon Smith — have all left because of graduation, transfer and personal reasons, respectively (although Smith ended up transferring to Marshall).

That left Kersey, who reeled in just five receptions for 108 yards last season, as the team’s leading returning receiver. He already had six catches for 44 yards in the first two games of this year.

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16 Responses to “Penn State WR no longer with the program”
  1. mungman69 says: Sep 12, 2012 3:53 PM

    Kinda feel sorry for PSU. NOT!

  2. savethisname says: Sep 12, 2012 4:36 PM

    Mungman you show your ignorance, none of these kids had anything to do with all the crap that went down with the scandal. It’s time for all of you losers to move on and find somebody else to hate.

  3. steeler1nation says: Sep 12, 2012 4:57 PM

    @savethisname:

    True, none of them had anything to do with it, but they are collateral damage. Fair or not, that’s how the NCAA sanctions work. So, I agree with the sanctions, and actually think they didn’t go far enough, given the disgusting crimes & cover-ups for over a decade. They are lucky to be playing, and have the choice to transfer.
    This isn’t just going to “go away” anytime soon, either. It’s THE worst scandal/cover-up in the history of sports…it will be on the forefront for a long time. PSU die-hards need to remove their heads from the sand.

  4. mmmpierogi says: Sep 12, 2012 6:03 PM

    steeler1nation says: Sep 12, 2012 4:57 PM

    So, I agree with the sanctions, and actually think they didn’t go far enough …

    *****************************************************************

    Really? I wouldn’t have guessed that, given that you respond to seemingly 75+% of PSU-related articles saying the same exact thing. I don’t know what school that you’re obsessed over that you have a gigantic chip on your shoulder and are using this story to vent (assuming Pittsburgh-area, Pitt, Duquesne, RMU, etc.), but I’m fairly certain everybody gets the picture at this point.

  5. onceuponatimeinsports says: Sep 12, 2012 6:40 PM

    These sanctions have become the Bataan death march for Penn St. The real “Death Penalty” Lions fans were so eager to avoid would have been easier to live with.

  6. bubba278 says: Sep 12, 2012 6:49 PM

    I don’t know if I feel bad for a group of college age students getting a free education and playing a sport they love in front of countless people.

    As for the chance to transfer: I commend the kids who stated. They most likely stayed because they value the education more than football. It takes a mature kid playing At the elite levels of football to have the foresight to realize what’s really important.

  7. ningenito78 says: Sep 12, 2012 10:38 PM

    When you PSU fans spent the last few decades acting like a high and mighty cult who is better than everybody else don’t cry when those people you looked down on enjoy watching you suffer. That’s life. Get over it.

  8. blastfurnaceknows says: Sep 13, 2012 8:22 AM

    To those of you above who seem to think that expressing disgust over what was allowed to happen at and around PSU for a DECADE or more can somehow be directly and always attributed to geographic bias, envy or rivalry (of which, PSU has none that I am aware of), you are simply wrong. You see, when a decade-long child rapist is uncovered on a college campus and is also a college football coach, and it is further uncovered that those in power knew about said rapist and did nothing but lie about it, that is enough alone to make a lot of people angry and ask what in the hell is wrong with that school/program?

    Get over yourselves already, it isn’t always about football! Didn’t you listen to the NCAA statement accompanying the edict? How about read the multitude of columnists that have condemned the “look the other way” mentality that was embraced at PSU for YEARS?

    Yes, I am sure all of that was based on envy, bias and rivalry. No . . . wait a minute . . . could it be based on the fact that PSU harbored a child rapist? For over a decade? Wouldn’t that be enough alone for most to express anger? I mean most of those who are not PSU football cultists?

    Some of you people get more sickening by the day.

  9. eightysixisback says: Sep 13, 2012 8:50 AM

    There were a few people at the top who were responsible for the cover up. Stop making it sound like everyone associated with the school was involved. None of the people who were involved in the cover up are even employed at the school anymore except spanier who is currently on sabbatical and hopefully won’t be coming back. Penn State didn’t do this, sandusky commited the crimes and joe and shcultz, curly and spanier covered it up. The rest of us who went to school at Penn State or live in state college had nothing to do with it. I am happy for you all who get so much joy out of trashing the school. There are pedophiles in every town in this country even yours. It would be great if you could use some of that energy you use to trash a school and all its students and alumni who had nothing to do with any of it for actually doing something to help keep kids from being abused by POS like sandusky and the thousands others like him out there. Its more fun and makes you feel better about yourselves just to sit back and celebrate the fall of Penn State though doesnt it?

  10. joepa400 says: Sep 13, 2012 12:03 PM

    steeler1nation how is Ben Rapesandbeatem doing these days? The only difference between him and Sandusky is the age of their victims!!! IDIOT!!!

  11. florida727 says: Sep 13, 2012 12:56 PM

    “joepa400″, you’re comparing child rape with a half-drunk woman walking into a bar with her friends wearing a button on her shirt that says, “Come F— Me”, and you think those two things are comparable? Get help, man.

    I’m not a Ben fan, nor am I a PSU fan, but that program can’t catch a freaking break. Some will say they don’t deserve one. Personally, I have mixed emotions. On the one hand, no, the current players and coaches didn’t have anything to do with the crime, or the subsequent cover-up, so why should they be punished? On the other hand, you can make the argument that the “culture” there is responsible (you know, the whole “tarnished image” thing), and therefore, at least to some extent, there are a LOT more people that share in the blame than just Sandusky, Paterno, Schultz, Curley, whoever.

  12. joepa400 says: Sep 13, 2012 1:36 PM

    Leave to someone from Florida to condone rape, if that were your daughter you would feel differently, probably not your a sick dude, rape is rape period…

  13. mgmac says: Sep 13, 2012 2:42 PM

    smart kid Kersey to leave the pedophile state univ. by the way how many games has pedophile state univ won this year – ZERO. LOL

  14. eightysixisback says: Sep 13, 2012 2:44 PM

    The culture is not responsible. Individuals are responsible. How does culture cover up children being raped? The individuals made the decision to cover it up. What motivated them to cover it up is speculation. Each individual could have had their own motivation for doing what they did. There is no way to prove what motivated whom. Everyone keeps saying that they didnt want to tarnish the football program but it might just have easily been their own jobs that they were attempting to save. florida727 i am not saying this in a disrespectful tone toward you at all. I have heard over and over about how this was the result of the culture at Penn State. I went to Penn State and am from the area. I dont understand what the “culture” at penn state is that caused this. I don’t know anyone that i went to school with or that lives around here that was part of this or thinks that it is ok. This was the act of individuals not the culture of anything. There are pedophiles everywhere. It that because of the culture of every town or school or place that child rape occurs? It is the person who abused the kids and a few people who covered it up who are responsible, not all of us who live in the area, attend the school or root for the football team

  15. eightysixisback says: Sep 13, 2012 2:55 PM

    mgmac: Thank you for labeling our entire university. I guess we all deserve that label because of the actions of one man. I will guarantee you that there are pedophiles in your town too so i guess you should come up with a clever little name for yourself and the other residents of your area too while you are feeling so clever.

  16. blastfurnaceknows says: Sep 13, 2012 3:31 PM

    86isback,

    Culture does not cover up child rape. On that you are right. But, you seem to dismiss any responsibility from the Happy Valley culture.

    Have you missed some of the postings of your brethern on this very site? I won’t recite them word-for-word, they are too stupid to recite, but the gist has been Paterno was a scapegoat – all others are to blame, but not him. That doesn’t sound a little “culty” to you? You don’t think that sort of worship mentality gave Paterno, et al, a particular sense of power or entitlement that could have played a part in any of their decision-making? Really? Because most people do not think they should, or even could, cover up a decade long child rape spree.

    How about Sandusky? You don’t think one iota of that self-indulgent, creepy, “I’m above the law even when it comes to child rape” smile came from being worshipped at Happy Valley for nearly 3 decades?

    How about the student body? They did riot, after the child-rape enabler Paterno was fired, didn’t they? They did so in front of a national TV audience, didn’t they? Has that happened anywhere else? If so, please declare chapter and verse your examples. If not, then could it have been that the “worship at the altar of college football culture” at PSU led a few of those rioters out into the street that night? Might it have been that same mentality/culture that led them to sleep outside to protect the false idol’s statue?

    How about the alumni? Didn’t some of them look into suing the NCAA post-sanctions? Didn’t Franco Harris show up at a game just this year with a pretty public display of support for Paterno?

    Sorry, 86, but as much as you hate this fact, the PSU CULTURE played its own role in this tragedy and its aftermath.

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