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'Pedobear' Mocks Penn State at Bowl Game

Costumed fan wears 'Keep quiet and don't tell anyone' sign
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2012 1:22 AM CST
'Pedobear' Mocks Penn State at Bowl Game
A Penn State fan displays a sign supporting former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno during the TicketCity Bowl NCAA football game against Houston.   (AP Photo/Jeff McWhorter)

(Newser) – "Pedobear" turned up to poke fun at Penn State during the Nittany Lions' 30-14 loss to the Houston Cougars at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas. A fan, dressed as an Internet meme used to mock pedophiles, wore a sign reading: "Keep quiet and don’t tell anyone” beneath the Lions’ logo. The prank, linked to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, appears to have been the brainchild of users of a Texas Longhorns message board, according to Deadspin, which has a photo of Pedobear on the Jumbotron. (Read more Penn State sex abuse stories.)

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