Penn State Football Player Encouraged To Cut-Off His Dreads By School Booster

It’s the 21 Century, yet some people still have a 15th Century mentality it seems. Penn State safety Jonathan Sutherland received a letter from a Penn State alumni flat-out asking him to cut off his dreads because the said alum and his wife found the hairstyle “disgusting.”

Sutherland shared the letter with his teammates and before tweeting it and sharing it with the public. Catch his tweet along with the letter from the said album below.

Below we’ve enlarged Sutherland’s tweet.

Rapper T.I. immediately commented on the matter while also posting the alum’s racist letter. Catch his post below.

“Dear Dave Petersen… F*CK U VERY MUCH ‼️ The AUDACITY🤨🤯😳‼️&Jonathan bro I don’t know you or how you look. But listen King… U BETTER NOT BE persuaded to adjust your look due to this ignorant bigots LACK OF perspective ‼️ Dreadlocks are just as much a part of YOUR history/heritage as Rape & molestation is a part of Penn State’s… & IF YOU EVER run into ANYTHING you can’t handle from the city,staff & alumni… DONT HESITATE TO HIT ME‼️ #USorELSE✊🏽👑”

Penn State coach James Franklin on Tuesday denounced the letter, stating,

“Jonathan Sutherland is one of the most respected players in our program…He’s the ultimate example of what our program is all about. He’s a captain, he’s a dean’s list honor student, he’s confident, he’s articulate, he’s intelligent, he’s thoughtful, he’s caring and he’s committed.”

“He’s got two of the most supportive parents, and I would be so blessed if my daughters would marry someone with his character and integrity one day.”

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