Hofstra wrestler sends inappropriate tweets about Penn State

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A member of the Hofstra wrestling team who posted inappropriate comments about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal on his Twitter account has met with school officials to discuss the incident, according to wrestling coach Rob Anspach. The school, which would not name the wrestler, could announce disciplinary action Tuesdayday.

The tweets were posted during the team's weekend visit to Penn State, where it competed in the Nittany Lion Open.

In June, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, 68, was convicted of 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 young boys in one of the biggest scandals in sports history. Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in October.

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"This is not something we look for in our student-athletes," Anspach said.

Last month, a Boston College women's soccer player was suspended for an NCAA playoff game against Penn State when she tweeted about Sandusky.

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