State Farm drops support for Penn State

By WEEK Producer

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 10:32 PM CDT

One day after the NCAA slapped Penn State University with harsh sanctions over the child sex abuse scandal, State Farm says it will no longer sponsor football games at the school.

In a statement, State Farm spokeswoman Arlene Lester said quote, "it's a result of all the information that has been going on with Penn State over the past year."

According to the Huffington Post, the decision to pull State Farm advertising at Beaver Stadium was made last year, but recently became public.

Penn State must pay $60 million in fines, is banned from post season play and must vacate its 112 wins from 1998 through 2011.

The university was also put on 5-years probation.

Last month, former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of criminal child sex abuse.

A report also stated university officials helped cover up the abuse.

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