A Texas A&M Yell Leader, one of the uniformed male cheerleaders who organize the regimented cheers, reportedly has been sent home after a tasteless remark at an Alamo Bowl pep rally Thursday night on the Riverwalk at San Antonio.
"Joe Paterno's on his death bed! And someone needs to find him a casket!" the unidentified yell leader screamed over a microphone, first to gasps and then thunderous boos from the Penn State fans.
According to David Jones of the Patriot-News, the yell leader had been "telling a lengthy and convoluted fantasy story that was falling flat. Finally, PSU fans began booing and chanting 'We are!...' At that point, the flustered yell leader fired back with his insult."
The man and other yell leaders then left the stage and Penn State cheerleaders replaced them. A male Nittany Lion cheerleader took the mike and remarked, "I'm not sure what just happened here."
Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.
Update: KSAT has video of the incident.