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Penn State Football sends Jerry Sandusky letter to renew season tickets

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It appears convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky received a letter from Penn State asking him to renew football season tickets.  The letter reads:

“Congratulations on being identified as one of the elite college football fans in the nation. You have worked diligently to separate yourself by exhibiting unrivaled tenacity, character, and loyalty. Passionate and competitive, you are the leading standard of a first class fan base.”

The athletic department sent the letter last week to sandusky’s him in state college. The letter asks Sandusky to renew his tickets for the 2015 season, and it even invites him to schedule a recruiting visits to an  up com ing basketball game.

Sandusky was an assistant football coach at Penn State and is serving up to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing boys, some on Penn State’s campus.

Penn State Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Jeff Nelson had this to say about the situation:

“Clearly, a mistake was made and our database needs further updating and cross-referencing. This standard form letter was part of a mass mailing sent to approximately 30,000 people who have had season or single game tickets within the past four years, encouraging them to support the team and help fill Beaver Stadium for every game in 2015.”

4 comments

  • Mike

    Dear Fox43 Newsroom,
    Did you file this from your cell phone lefthanded? Sheesh. The graph following the excerpt of the letter is atrocious. While a byline to a specific reporter would allow the reader to assume only one of your news team is incapable of anything close to resembling an attention to detail, crediting the piece to the entire newsroom instead casts a shadow of carelessness upon you all. I mean, c’mon. Yes, you feel pressured to file this “news” quicker than your competitor in the never-ending foot race to get the clicks, unique visits and all that social media sharing hoopla, but keep in mind the flip side of that – each and every visitor is in turn exposed to your collective ineptitude to string a sentence together. Please, for the love of all that once was true, honest, deliberate journalism – you know, the stuff writers were previously proud to sign their name to – slow down and read your words out loud before you publish.
    From one editor to anoth–, er, whoever is in charge of putting a second set of eyes on your copy (it’s a coin toss as to whether such a person exists on your team), I implore you to stop bringing the industry down. Also, I’ve cleaned it up for you below. Just copy, paste, update. K? K.

    The athletic department sent the letter last week to Sandusky’s home in State College, asking Sandusky to renew his tickets for the 2015 season and even inviting him to schedule a recruiting visit to an upcoming basketball game.

    • capitalized the “S” in Sandusky
    • corrected “him” to “home”
    • capitalized State College
    • flowed the sentences together. The original described the letter as doing the asking and inviting, which is incorrect; the letter was the means in which the PSU athletic department was doing these actions.
    • removed “s” from visits
    • changed “up com ing” to “upcoming”

    • OneMan'sOpinion

      Your comment follows many similar critiques and falls unto 43 blind eyes.

      I wonder how this letter was uncovered. Who is reading Sandusky’s mail and why? Do you feel big and strong that you told us about this ignorance? Paterno and Spanier probably receive the same letter.

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