Rutgers apologizes for offensive signs, shirts

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#Rutgers apologizes for students’ ‘Beat Ped State’ Sandusky shirts http://t.co/qzo6jBDNBZ #pennstate http://t.co/rf5XkdCCV8
PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 21: Julie Hermann Athletic Director of Rutgers University looks on from the sidelines as the Scarlet Knights play the Arkansas Razorbacks at High Point Solutions Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Guy wearing “beat ped state” shirt looks like a dad, and there’s a kid there. Ok, @RFootball https://t.co/RNxkCQVgEE http://t.co/thWuaT4gRf
PISCATAWAY, NJ - MAY 15: Julie Hermann talks to the media after being introduced as Rutgers University athletic director on May 15, 2013 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Hermann, 49, most recently served as University of Louisville's senior associate athletic director. She replaces Tim Pernetti who resigned on April 5 in the wake of footage came to light of then-head basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players during multiple practices. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
go RU beat ped state 😂😂😂 http://t.co/h1jlumgLJ7
PISCATAWAY, NJ - MAY 15: Julie Hermann talks to the media after being introduced as Rutgers University athletic director on May 15, 2013 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Hermann, 49, most recently served as University of Louisville's senior associate athletic director. She replaces Tim Pernetti who resigned on April 5 in the wake of footage came to light of then-head basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players during multiple practices. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Stay classy Rutgers. Kids are going to see that. How will you explain? http://t.co/1irXadxL4Y
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Rutgers is apologizing to Penn State for offensive signs and shirts referencing the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that some Rutgers fans displayed during a weekend football game.

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann apologized in a statement Monday for the "classless display" that she said does not represent the New Jersey school's views or its fan base.

Several photos posted on an official Rutgers football Facebook page showed fans wearing T-shirts that read "Beat Ped State." Hermann says the photos were removed.

There also was a sign that showed what appeared to be stick figures of a man and boy engaged in a sex act, with "Penn State" emblazoned across the top.

Sandusky, a former longtime assistant football coach at Penn State, was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

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