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Reggie Bush, Other Former/Current USC Players Are Not Happy With The NCAA's Treatment Of Penn State

Penn State got its wins back today. The NCAA ruled Friday morning that the 112 wins revoked from the Nittany Lions' football program due to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal have been given back. Joe Paterno, responsible for 111 of those victories, is now the winningest coach in major college football history with 409 career wins.

The decision by the NCAA comes months after their decision to give Penn State all of its scholarships back and allow the program to participate in postseason play. In 2012, the NCAA took away 40 of the Nittany Lions' scholarships and banned them from the postseason for four years. 

Those associated with the USC football program are not happy. The Trojans' football program was sanctioned heavily by the NCAA due to off-the-field misconduct (receiving cash and perks from sports marketers) by Reggie Bush. The former USC star's Heisman Trophy was taken away, the program lost 30 scholarships over three years and was banned from the postseason in 2011-12. Wins were vacated and the BCS took away the Trojans' 2004 championship. USC's basketball program was also penalized. 

USC players, current and former - including Bush - voiced their frustration on social media. 

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— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy)

Former #USC DE--> RT @KevinGreene81: WHY IS USC TREATED SO UNFAIRLY???

— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) January 16, 2015

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USC athletic director Pat Haden also discussed the situation on a Los Angeles radio station.


— The Beast 980 (@TheBeast980)

Pat Haden: USC asked NCAA for reduced penalties "at least three times"

— The Beast 980 (@TheBeast980) January 16, 2015

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USC has been sanction free since the beginning of 2014, but the Trojans' sanctions lasted longer than Penn State's. The Nittany Lions went to court to appeal their penalties, though, while USC did not.