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ESPN Suspends Keith Olbermann for Tweets About Penn State

ESPN has suspended Keith Olbermann for a string of tweets he wrote on Monday evening bashing Penn State University and its students.

In what Deadspin described as a “weird and unnecessary” exchange, Olbermann dismissed PSU students as “pitiful” despite raising $114 million for the fight against pediatric cancer:

He then spent several minutes fending off critics while digging himself deeper in the hole:

And so ESPN suspended him, issuing this 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.

And Olbermann apologized:

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