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A Penn State football player got a letter from a fan that called his dreadlocks 'disgusting.' Now his coach and school are jumping to the player's defense

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Pennsylvania State University safety Jonathan Sutherland received a letter from a Penn State alumnus who was offensively critical of his appearance.
The letter said Sutherland's "shoulder length dreadlocks look disgusting and are certainly not attractive," and called for a dress code for athletes.
The Tribune-Democrat , a newspaper in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, spoke to the author of the letter, Dave Peterson, about what he wrote. Peterson said he did not intend for his message to be racist, but wanted the "guys cleaned up."
Penn State officials were quick to...
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