After spat, Pennsylvania school honors Andre Reed

In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, Hall of Fame inductee Andre Reed poses with his bust during the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Going out of bounds on Facebook could block Reed from getting his name on his old high school field in Pennsylvania. The Allentown school board on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, delayed a vote on whether to name the field at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Reed's honor. They're concerned about a profanity-laced message he was said to have sent to an alum who criticized the plan. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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