Yell Leader Suspended for Alamo Bowl After Paterno Jab

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A Texas A&M yell leader has added fuel to the fire as the Aggies prepare to face Penn State in the Alamo Bowl.

During Thursday night's yell practice in the Alamo City, a yell leader made controversial comments about Nittany Lions' coach Joe Paterno.

The Aggie said Paterno, who just turned 81, was "on his deathbed" and that "someone needs to find him a casket." Fans in attendance immediately booed the statement.

A&M officials have made numerous apologies to their counterparts at Penn State, and that the yell leader has been sent home.

Vice President for Student Affairs Dean Bresciani described the student as being in tears, and that he got carried away.

With 42 years of coaching experience, Paterno's contract expires following the 2008 season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



 
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