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Report says Penn State sent letter to Jerry Sandusky asking him to re-up on season tickets

In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (center) was taken from the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa.
In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (center) was taken from the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. The Associated Press

Oh boy.

Onward State, a blog written by Penn State students, reported that the Nittany Lions’ athletic department sent out letters asking football season-ticket holders to renew for the 2015 season.

No big deal, right?

Well, one letter apparently was sent to Jerry Sandusky. Yikesadoodle, that’s not good.

Sandusky is the former Penn State football coach and convicted child abuser whose heinous acts got him an all-too-short 30- to 60-year prison sentence in 2012.

His full name is Gerald Arthur Sandusky. That’s important, because the letter, which is reportedly from current Penn State football coach James Franklin, begins with “Dear Gerald A.”

The letter says, “Passionate and competitive, you are a leading standard of a first class fan base.”

It continues: “We look forward to seeing you on campus during your visit and in Beaver Stadium next fall.”

The letter was sent to Onward State by John Ziegler, whose website www.FramingPaterno.com has its own take on the Sandusky/Joe Paterno story.

The letter reportedly was sent to Sandusky’s former address. Obviously, it was an error, but it was a doozy.

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