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Penn State Football Players React To Meeting With Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno met with Penn State football players to inform them of his decision to retire at the end of the season. Some of the players stuck around to talk to the media about the emotional meeting.

Hit the jump for quotes from the players who stuck around to talk to the media.

• Wide Receiver Derek Moye: "It was a sad mood. Joe was very emotional." (via)

• Safety Drew Astorino: "It was tough to hear. Everybody was obviously very emotional, very upset." (via)

• Safety Nick Sukay: "[Paterno] was sad. He was very emotional. He's given everything to this university." (via)

• Running Back Silas Redd: "Crazy how twitter knew before the squad did. My focus is Nebraska." (via)

The Daily Collegian's Joe McIntyre and SB Nation's Black Shoe Diaries' Ben Jones both tweeted players' reactions (included some above) so hit their Twitter timelines to get more.

And for more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. Follow all of SB Nation's coverage of the Jerry Sandusky investigation in our StoryStream.