College soccer player suspended for Sandusky zingers

Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing in his child sex abuse case...

Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing in his child sex abuse case in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania October 9, 2012. (REUTERS)

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Stephenie McCaffrey, a forward on the Boston College women’s soccer team, now knows some items are forever off limits.

Ahead of an NCAA tournament game against Penn State Friday night, the 19-year-old forward took to Twitter to trash-talk the Nittany Lions, rehashing a sore subject that recently consumed State College, PA.

“I wonder if we’ll get into the visitors’ locker room at Penn state,” she wrote on her personal account, @stephyyman, Thursday. “I hear the showers are wieners only, 10 and under.”

An obvious reference to former Penn State football coach and convicted child-sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, McCaffrey didn’t stop there, issuing a few more zingers that caught the attention of her peers, opponents, mass media and university administrators.

Realizing her distasteful judgment, McCaffrey quickly removed a handful of posts before deleting her entire account – but not before the damage was done.

“The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity towards Penn State and the abuse victims, for which she apologizes,” said Brad Davis, BC’s director of athletics, in a statement. “This type of behaviour is not tolerated among our student-athletes.”

McCaffrey, the school’s second-leading scorer, is suspended from the team and won’t feature in Friday night’s elimination game.

Convicted on 45 sex abuse chargers, Sandusky was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison in October.

 


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