ESPN Suspends Keith Olbermann After Penn State Tweets

By Brian Flood Comment

ESPN has suspended Keith Olbermann for the remainder of the week after a series of Tweets criticizing Penn State University fans and students. ESPN has issued the following statement:

We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday. The annual tradition of THON and the efforts of the students of Penn State to fight pediatric cancer should be applauded.

Olbermann has been critical of all-things Penn State since the Jerry Sandusky scandal, but this time he attacked the school’s annual pediatric cancer fundraiser. Olbermann has since apologized via Twitter:

Olbermann’s Twitter timeline is currently a combination of Bill O’Reilly-related messages and the aforementioned Penn State remarks. It all started when a Penn State graduate tweeted “We Are!” with a link to an article about the school raising money for the Four Diamonds Fund. Olbermann responded to the Tweet by saying “Pitiful,” which he claims was simply an attempt to finish the sentence.

Some of Olbermann’s controversial remarks are below:

 

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