Boston College soccer player Stephanie McCaffrey was suspended from the team on Thursday, Nov. 16, the night before the Eagles take on Penn State in the NCAA tournament, due to controversial tweets about Jerry Sandusky, the former coach who was convicted of child abuse earlier this year.
McCaffrey, a CSOM sophomore, from Winchester, MA, is the Eagle's second-leading scorer and will not play in Friday's game against the Nittany Lions, after tweeting 10 times over the course of 24 hours about the child-abuse scandal that hit Penn State.
“The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity towards Penn State for which she apologizes. This type of behavior is not tolerated among our student-athletes,” Bates said.
In June, Jerry Sandusky was convicted of abusing 10 different boys over the course of 15 years. Some of the attacks took place in the athletic facilities at Penn State.
McCaffrey's Twitter account has been suspended, as of Thursday night. Onward State, an online news source for Penn State compiled some of the tweets she sent:
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