Originally posted on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 8/1/12

What’s blue and white, and no longer Redd all over? Ouch.

*Pulls knife out of heart.

Silas Redd transferred to USC yesterday, a heart-breaker for Penn State. However, it was a tough decision for Silas and I don’t fault him for leaving. Look, how often does a star player get the chance to just switch to another major college football powerhouse in the middle of his career with no penalty? Ever wonder what it’s like to go to USC? Florida? Texas? Etc? I do. I love Penn State, and would never want to go anywhere else, but it’d be cool to try it out. Well that’s what Silas gets to do. He was the man at Penn State for the first two years of his career, and now gets to go to California and ball out on the west coast for USC, compete for a National Championship, get drafted, and play in the NFL.

Yes, he abandoned his team and his school. But I’m sure this was the toughest decision of his life, and it’s just that…his life.

Here is his statement:

This has obviously been a very busy, emotionally draining week for me and my family. As many of you know, playing football at Penn State has been a dream of mine since I was seven years old, and I will be forever grateful that this dream became a reality. This is the reason that the decision I have made is so difficult for me: I will transfer to USC to complete my education and my college football career, beginning in the 2012-2013 year. Penn State gave me a phenomenal opportunity to become part of a legendary football program. My teammates, my coaches – past and present – and the staff have provided me with a tremendous amount of guidance and support since I arrived on campus, and I can’t thank them enough for their time, their advice, and their friendship. They have given me such a strong foundation from which I can continue to grow.

Article via: The School Philly

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