(WSCR) Take a deep breath before reading this.

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Meet Tom and Sally Price. Tom is a Penn State graduate, and both are die-hard Penn State football fans. In an interview with News Watch 16 WNEP in Pennsylvania, Tom compared the sanctioned levied against his school to one of America’s greatest tragedies – the terrorist attacks of September 11.

“I just can’t put my arms around it. To me, it was our 9/11 today. I just saw planes crashing into towers,” said Tom Price.

His wife, apparently, feels the same.

“It had nothing to do with the Sandusky scandal. They played hard, they worked hard for those victories and to take them away, we will always feel that (Paterno) is the NCAA victory leader,” said Sally Price.