October 29, 2014

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania school district is going ahead with plans to name its football field for Hall of Famer Andre Reed.

The school board in Reed's hometown approved the honor Tuesday after addressing concerns about a profanity-laced Facebook message the ex-wide receiver sent to an alum who criticized the plan.

The board met for a special session after tabling a vote last Thursday. The delay put a Nov. 1 naming ceremony at Allentown's J. Birney Crum Stadium in jeopardy.

Reed had planned to visit schools and tailgate with fans before his alma mater Dieruff High School played rival William Allen.

An Allentown park and part of a street are also being renamed in honor of the longtime Buffalo Bills player.

Reed's college, Kutztown University, recently named its stadium after him.

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