Number of Former Players and Parents Support Franklin during Lawsuit News

After news broke about the lawsuit against Penn State and Head Coach James Franklin, numerous former players and parents have come out in support of the coach. Franklin responded to the lawsuit at his press conference this afternoon.

This list will be updated as former players & Co. continue to support Head Coach James Franklin

Update: 9:15 AM, Wednesday, August 28th. Former HS Coach for OT Nana Asiedu, who ended his football career at PSU due to a heart condition last year, speaks up for Franklin.

Update: 11:30 AM, Wednesday, August 28th.

Former PSU RB, Saquon Barkley says in an interview with Matt Lombardo from NJ Advance Media that “I personally wanted to get back on the field as fast as I could…James Franklin was awesome for me. I tried to force it and he just wouldn’t allow me to force it.” The report goes on to say that Barkley can’t speak for everyone that has come thru Penn State, but “he never felt pressured to play hurt.”

Update: 12:120 PM, Wednesday, August 28th.

Former PSU DB, Jordan Miner retired due to heart problem last year. His father, Jordan Miner Sr. showed his support for Coach Franklin:

Update: 8:50 PM Wednesday, August 28th.

Former PSU QB, Trace McSorley has come out defending HC Franklin on Twitter saying, “I never once felt pressured to go back in the game by Coach Franklin.”

Update: 9:00 AM, Thursday, August 29th.

Former PSU TE, Adam Breneman speaks out in support of Coach Franklin.

Also, reported by PennLive, Former Penn State orthopedic team doctor, Dr. Lynch says more details of his lawsuit will come out in court.

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One comment

  • Patricia Kashner

    I have faith in Coach Franklin’s character. His long and ongoing conduct and interests speak volumes … family, charity, humanitarian involvement, player mentoring … the timing of the release of the allegations speaks volumes to me as well. What better time to stir up issues by an athletic physician that was relieved of his duties than a week before the first game. Shame on this overlitigious society and this public display of malevolent behavior.


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