Originally posted on NBC Philadelphia  |  Last updated 12/9/11
One of the biggest contributor’s on Lehigh University’s football team won’t be taking the field for the No. 6 ranked Mountain Hawks in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. All-American wideout Ryan Spadola was suspended by the NCAA FCS Championships Committee for Saturday’s playoff game against No. 4 ranked North Dakota State because he retweeted a tweet that was sent to him prior to the Mountain Hawks’ 40-38 preliminary round win over Towson. The tweet reportedly used a racial slur to describe Towson students. Even though Spadola didn't offer the tweet he did retweet it, which led to his punishment. On Thursday, the junior finance major out of Howell, N.J. was suspended. Lehigh released a statement about the suspension: “A Lehigh student-athlete who used a slang racial epithet in a social media exchange late last week has been suspended by the NCAA FCS Championships Committee for Saturday’s NCAA Football Quarterfinal. At the time the incident was d...
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