The Penn State football program may be in hot water again.
Coach James Franklin is said to have ignored Isaiah Humphries and forced him out of the program after the defender complained about cloudiness.
According to Humphries, the perpetrators said to him, "I'm going to Sandusky," referring to former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who has been in jail for 30 to 60 years for abusing young boys in Penn State.
Humphries is suing Franklin and attacking Damion Barber on the defensive, while three other players – Micah Parsons, Yetur Gross-Matos and Jesse Luketa – are said to play the leading role. Parsons is expected to be one of the top defensive players in college football next season, while Gross-Matos is the third-place defensive specialist in the 2020 NFL draft, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.
Luketa allegedly went so far as to kill Humphries for complaining about the cloudiness, Humphries claimed in the lawsuit. Humphries also claimed that players said underclasses were "their b – h because this is a prison" and threatened them with sexual assault.
Humphries, a four-star Texas recruit, was not a newcomer to the Nittany Lions in 2018 before moving to the University of California. He claimed that Penn State coaches had ordered him to do soccer exercises that they knew would fail. They later gave him negative ratings for other programs where Humphries was considering a transfer.
In August last year, Franklin was named in a separate lawsuit alleging that he tried to disrupt decisions about injured players and when they could return to the field.