Stephanie McCaffrey, the second-leading scorer on the Boston College women's soccer team, was suspended from the team  Thursday for sending out joking tweets about Penn State's sexual abuse scandal as the Eagles prepared for a Friday night game at Penn State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
McCaffrey, a sophomore from Winchester, sent out 10 tweets referencing former Nittany Lions football assistant Jerry Sandusky over a 24-hour period. Her Twitter account was taken down about an hour after her last tweet late Thursday afternoon.
"The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity toward Penn State, for which she apologizes," new BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a statement. "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, whose brother James is a redshirt sophomore defensive back on the BC football team, is a second-team All-ACC forward who has nine goals and six assists this year.
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