Hofstra Wrestler Russell Benner Makes Penn State Rape Jokes on Twitter
The second visiting athlete in as many weeks has turned to Twitter to take out their frustrations about competing at Penn State. By now, you’ve probably heard about the story of Stephanie McCaffrey, the Boston College Women’s Soccer player who made Sandusky scandal jokes on Twitter that ultimately led to her suspension from the team and the deletion of her Twitter account. Earlier today, Hofstra University wrestler Russell James expressed similar sentiments, sending out these Tweets before his match at the Nittany Lion Open wrestling tournament:
Benner, a junior from Roselle Park, NJ, is in his first year wrestling for the Hofstra Pride after transferring from Appalachian State before his junior year. Benner wrestled in three matches at the 157 pound weight class today at the Nittany Lion Open, losing 2 matches after winning his first.
In his second match against defending national champion and Penn State wrestler David Taylor, Benner was pinned, but not before he had this to say on Twitter:
Benner is majoring in public relations, but maybe it’s time to switch career paths if this is how he chooses to conduct himself on Twitter.
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