By Sally Fahey

Penn State rolled to a 6-0 record last night in Iowa, but the Nits are dealing with their own “wardrobe malfunction.”

Penn State personnel confiscated T-shirts bearing the words “Chains, Tattoos, Dreads, & WE ARE” that their players were wearing during the pregame portion of last night’s contest at Iowa.

According to ESPN’s Holly Rowe, coach James Franklin was upset that his players did not discuss beforehand their intentions to wear the shirts.

“While we are supportive of our students expressing themselves in a thoughtful manner, they are expected to wear team-issued apparel on game day,” Penn State said in a statement released during the game. “We asked our students to remove the shirts out of an abundance of caution for NCAA compliance.”

According to Rowe, one player told her the shirts were made and worn as a show of support for safety Jonathan Sutherland, who last week received a letter from a man who identified himself as a Penn State alum who was critical of his appearance.

The players are “unified” behind Sutherland, Rowe said she was told.

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