Sandusky Scandal Sends Penn State Linebacker to Cal

Penn State starter will join Cal roster on Friday.

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    He says he's doing it for God and family. But one can't help but see the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal at work in the transfer of Penn State linebacker Khairi Fortt to Cal.

    The 6-foot-2, 238-pound junior inside linebacker told his hometown newspaper that he's making the switch from the disgraced, sanctioned program because it's "right for me and my family," according to the Bay Area News Group.

    "Basically I wanted to take a leap of faith and trust in God," he said of the switch to Cal.

    He will join the Berkeley team on Friday, the newspaper reported.

    Penn State star running back Silas Redd transferred to USC a few days ago.

    Penn State players are allowed to transfer and become immediately eligible under NCAA sanctions imposed on the school in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal.

    Sandusky, a former coach, was found guilty of abusing boys and officials at the school, including late coach Joe Paterno, were found to have known about it and done nothing.