"Watching the Idaho game on TV we couldn't help but notice your - well - bad hair", Petersen wrote. They're all in that locker room together. "Don't you have parents or a girlfriend who have told you those shoulder-length dreadlocks look disgusting and are certainly not attractive?" he wrote.
"It embraces differences, black, white, brown, Catholic, Jewish or Muslim". One hundred ten thousand fans from all different background throughout our region from all different parts of the state, and they're hugging and high-fiving and singing "Sweet Caroline" together.
"It's not like we stick our head in the sand about what's going on in the country and that we don't have an awareness of what's going on in our community or on campus". We live. We learn, we grow.
"We congratulate you on your game against Pitt but you need to remember you represent all Penn Staters both current and those alumni from years past".
Nittany Lion players and Athletic Director Sandy Barbour were among the vast number of people speaking out about the letter on social media, as well.
Nittany Lions teammate CJ Holmes posted it on Twitter on Monday, writing: "I also have dreadlocks, tattoos and National Football League dreams, these messages can not be tolerated". "At the end of the day, without an apology needed, I forgive this individual because I'm nowhere close to being flawless".
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