Former Penn State players intend to appeal sanctions

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A group of former Penn State players has notified the NCAA that it intends to appeals the harsh sanctions placed upon the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Former Nittany Lions quarterback Michael Robinson and seven others who played for Penn State at some point during the 14 seasons in which the NCAA vacated victories sent an intent to appeal letter to the NCAA dated Aug. 7.

A Penn State trustee has sent a similar letter, though the NCAA has said the sanctions are not subject to appeal.

The penalties handed down last month included a four-bowl ban, scholarship cuts and 111 vacated wins from 1998-2011 under late coach Joe Paterno.

Sandusky is awaiting sentencing in jail after being convicted in June on 45 criminal counts.

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