The first athlete to be publicly suspended for derogatory tweets related to the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case was Boston College women’s soccer player, Stephanie McCaffrey.
McCaffrey took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon in a thread of controversial tweets taking jabs at the former Penn State assistant football coach, who was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse in June.
As of 5:15 p.m. Thursday her Twitter account showed an error message.
A statement released by Boston College associate athletic director Chris Cameron, forwarded from Penn State women’s soccer sports information director, Greg Kincaid read:
"The student-athlete used very poor judgement and exhibited insensitivity towards Penn State, for which she apologizes.
This type of behavior is not tolerated among our student-athletes.
Miss McCaffrey has been suspended from the team and will not participate in Friday’s game."
McCaffrey is the second leading goal scorer for the No. 15 offense of the Eagles who average 2.33 goals per game, but they will now be missing a vital scoring threat Friday night.
Boston College will take on Penn State in the second round of the NCAA tournament at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night at Jeffrey Field.
No players could be reached for comment.