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State Farm Will Pull Sponsorship From Penn State Football

Is there anyone else out there who can jump on the dog pile, or is this it? In a statement on Tuesday, State Farm spokesperson Arlene Lester said the company has pulled its sponsorship from Penn State football and will no longer advertise in the stadium at PSU home games or on the television or radio broadcasts of the school's football team.

"As a result of all the activity that's happening, we decided to pull the sponsorship to continue to show our support for the victims," Lester said. "We have decided to cancel our football sponsorship for the coming season, but will remain sponsors for all the other (Penn State) teams we support."

The statement comes on the heels of drastic sanctions against the university's football team following a sex abuse scandal that found former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse against children.

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