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Penn State Won’t Play ‘Sweet Caroline’ During Football Games This Season

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Penn State fans smile and sing before taking on Nebraska at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 12, 2011 in State College, Pa. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn State fans smile and sing before taking on Nebraska at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 12, 2011 in State College, Pa. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS Cleveland/AP) — Don’t expect Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” to be played during Penn State football games anytime soon.

According to the Altoona Mirror, the school decided not to play the fan favorite during games this year due to the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

The paper reports that university officials felt that the “touching you, touching me” lyrics would be inappropriate to sing at this time.

There is no word yet on if the ban will continue on in the future.

Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of sexual abuse of 10 boys and awaits sentencing. He has maintained his innocence.

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