Updated: May 2
“I would just like to see the coaches get the guys cle aned up and not looking like Florida State and Miami guys," Petersen told the Tribune-Democrat. He said he didn’t intend for his letter to have racist undertones.
"You think of Penn State as a bunch of clean-cut guys," Petersen added. "And you do see so many who are clean cut. But the tattoos and the hair—there are a lot of guys with hair coming down their backs and it just looks awful. And it’s the same for the NFL and NBA, too.”