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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Sooners transfer's heart still with Penn State

By Jake Trotter

NORMAN, Okla. -- After years as a diehard Penn Stater, Adam Taliaferro quietly has followed a second college football team this season.

Watching a fellow Nittany Lion. Watching Sooners wide receiver Justin Brown.

"It was hard for a lot of Penn Staters to understand," said Taliaferro, an attorney who played defensive back for coach Joe Paterno, defied odds to overcome a career-ending spinal cord injury, and in the spring overwhelmingly was elected to the Penn State Board of Trustees.

"But Justin is still part of the Penn State family."

A year ago to the week, former Nittany Lions assistant Jerry Sandusky was arrested on sexual assault charges, rocking the college football world while changing Penn State football forever. The same week, Paterno was removed as coach and later accused of covering up Sandusky's crimes.

"A lot happened that week, and honestly, it still hasn't set in," Brown said. "At some point, I'll go back and relive it and try to get a full grasp of it. But not now."

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