Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Boston College women’s soccer player Stephanie McCaffrey was suspended for one game in connection with her tweets involving former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
“The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity toward Penn State, for which she apologizes,” BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a statement.
“This type of behavior is not tolerated among our student-athletes,” he added.
McCaffrey, Boston’s second-leading scorer, will not play when the Eagles take on Penn State Friday in a NCAA Division 1 Tournament second-round game.
She was suspended for posting 10 tweets referencing the Penn State showers and Sandusky, who was convicted in June of abusing 10 boys for more than 15 years.
McCaffrey’s tweets include “I wonder if well get into the visitors locker room at Penn state…I hear the showers are weiners only, 10 and under” and “raping at penn state to getting raped in state penn…”
McCaffrey has since deleted her tweets and the entire Twitter account.