Earlier this week a Penn State fan wrote a racist letter to a member of the Nittany Lions’ football team regarding his dreadlocks, calling them “awful” and “disgusting.”
The fan, David Peterson, maintains that making a racial statement was not his intent in an interview with Chip Minemyer of the Tirbune-Democrat— he just doesn’t want Penn State players looking like Florida State and Miami guys. (Seriously, you really can’t make this up):
Reached by phone on Tuesday, Petersen said making a racial or cultural statement “was not the intent at all. I would just like to see the coaches get the guys cleaned up and not looking like Florida State and Miami guys.”
Who among us hasn’t been disgruntled about a hairdo from time to time?
“It wasn’t threatening or anything. I was just disgruntled about some of the hairdos that we’re seeing. You think of Penn State as a bunch of clean-cut guys. And you do see so many who are clean cut. But the tattoos and the hair – there are a lot of guys with hair coming down their backs and it just looks awful. And it’s the same for the NFL and NBA, too.”
Of course, this prompts the question of what, exactly, he means when he refers to “looking like Florida State and Miami guys.”
Cole Minshew, who has been sidelined with a neck injury returned to practice on Tuesday:
Cole Minshew just ran into practice with full pads on. First time I’ve seen that this season.— Brendan Sonnone (@BSonnone) October 8, 2019
Miami quarterback Jarren Williams is said to be day-to-day, making room for Tate Martell, who transitioned to wide receiver, to get back to working with the quarterbacks.
Trevor Lawrence came out of the Texas A&M game a little banged up, which might help to explain why he has seemed off this year. An MRI on his throwing shoulder revealed a bruise, but the quarterback says that it hasn’t affected him:
Trevor Lawrence hurt his throwing shoulder on a hard hit against Texas A&M on Sept. 7. Said he underwent an MRI and it revealed nothing more than a bruise. Said it hasn't affected his mechanics and he's fine. https://t.co/ZxcJ7t6JXa— Larry Williams (@LarryWilliamsTI) October 8, 2019
Your votes in the FanPulse top-25 kept Clemson at no. 1 and identified the Red River Rivalry as this week’s most exciting game (sorry Bucknell vs. Colgate).
FSU fans’ vote of confidence in the program took a slight dip this week, but having the defending national champions next on the schedule can do that.
It took six weeks, but all of the national outlets have come around to the idea of Florida State making a bowl game.
Someone send word to Ponce de León, Leonard Hamilton found the Fountain of Youth some time ago:
When everyone asks me for the secrets sauce for aging pic.twitter.com/KZdYCNVvhH— Leonard Hamilton (@FSUCoachHam) October 8, 2019
Dalvin Cook has been one of the most valuable players in the league this year and the fancy graphs prove it:
Top skill position players through Week 5 by total EPA, using data from @nflscrapR pic.twitter.com/NPsPWl3j3O— Dan (@danmorse_) October 8, 2019