Packers tight end Andrew Quarless is from Penn State.
On Thursday he addressed questions from the media about the sexual abuse scandal going on in State College, Pennsylvania where Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno was fired on Wednesday night.
“It’s very unfortunate,” Quarless is quoted as saying by CBSSports.com in a series of posts. “I’m shocked by the whole situation. A lot of people forget about the victims. I have a son myself and I look at it from a parent’s perspective.”
He’s also quoted as saying, “It hurts that those things were happening in the same facilities I was in, even at the time I was there. It’s really tough to fathom. [Former defensive coordinator Sandusky] didn’t coach when I was there, but I did see him frequently.”
Quarless also touched upon the topic of Paterno.
“It’s very unfortunate to see a legend have to leave based on what happened,” said Quarless. “I think [Penn State] handled it the way it should be handled.”