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Listen To What Was Said In Today’s Penn State-Nebraska Prayer Circle: “May Justice Be Known”


Before today’s game, Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown led a pre-game prayer circle as a silent Beaver Stadium looked on. At the time, we didn’t know the message being conveyed, but now, thanks to this raw video from the AP, we do.

Here’s some of what I heard, based on the video above. If you can find a more complete (and accurate!) transcript, email me at dan@sportsgrid.com.

The last line from Brown before the crowd’s clapping drowns him out — the one about truth and justice — is an important one.

“Lord, we know we don’t have control of all of the events that took place this week, but we do know that you have figured (?) in it all. And we give you the glory that you’re going to protect this stadium, and this town, and these universities for us, and these students. And you would give great sense to all of them..

There are a lot of little boys around the country, today, who are watching this game. And they’re trying to figure out what the definition of manhood is all about. Father, this is it right here. I pray that this game will be a training ground of what manhood looks like…

May the truth be known, may justice be known. May you protect the victims…”


  • Pscott824

    “that You are bigger than it all”

  • Anonymous

    Great I can see it now……The ACLU is gonna sue Penn State and Nebraska for praying to Jesus before the game….

  • Msmith92117

    I thought it was incredibly rude that the crowd started clapping in the middle of the prayer.   they should have waited for the end of the prayer.

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was incredibly rude that people started praying in the middle of a football game.  (Well , not quite in the middle, but that they delayed it.)

    Would it be OK if I went to church and insisted that the congregation remain silent (or join in) while my friends and I chanted  “WE ARE PENN STATE!!!” for five minutes before the service could begin?

  • FBGod

    That depends, if you are in Pennsylania they may appreciate it. Now BS, take it from there…

  • Kent Heckman

    I’m from Nebraska and I’ve heard Ron Brown ‘witness’ before.  Had the crowd been willing to wait until he finished praying, the game may well have started an hour late.  Once he gets started, he’s like the Energizer bunny with a Bible.

  • Guest

     I was there, and it was very, very hard to know when the prayer was over. The cameramen didn’t know what was happening until Coach Brown’s prayer was already underway, and it wasn’t broadcasted over the speakers or on the Jumbotron, because it took them awhile to catch up and get set up. So it wasn’t like people were being rude or anything — they just didnt know what was happening until afterwards.


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