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State Farm Drops Penn State Football

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is not there.

Per the Huffington Post, who originally reported the story, State Farm Insurance has opted to drop its sponsorship of the Penn State football team for this upcoming season. All stadium signage will removed and all radio broadcast advertisements will be taken off the air for games.

State Farm spokeswoman Arlene Lester told The Huffington Post, “we felt it was the best thing to do at this time.”

State Farm is the first sponsor to drop Penn State after the NCAA handed down severe penalties to the football program yesterday.

“We have decided to cancel our football sponsorship for the coming season, but will remain sponsors for all the other (Penn State) teams we support,” spokeswoman Arlene Hester said.

As you may recall, Sherwin-Williams removed its logo from Penn State press conferences in the fall. Also, Cars.com refused to have their ads displayed during Penn State games in November, but have since announced that they will continue to advertise on ESPN when the Nittany Lions take the field this fall.

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