Franco Harris Says There Was No Reason For Joe Paterno To Be Fired As Penn State Coach
By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (PA) —NFL Hall Of Fame running back Franco Harris is not happy that Joe Paterno was fired as head coach of Penn State’s football program, and he’s speaking out about it.
Harris, who attended Penn State from 1969-1971 and played for Paterno, spoke with 94WIP’s Marc Farzetta on Wednesday night about the sex scandal that rocked one of the most well respected college football programs in the United States.
“On November 9th the Board of Trustees fired Joe Paterno, and I felt that there was no reason for that termination,” Harris told Farzetta. “I feel that the termination implicated Joe in the sex scandal, and it became a Joe Paterno sex scandal. It also implicated the football program, and became a Penn State football sex scandal”
Harris’ comments haven’t been taken lightly so far, and he’s lost a job because of his pro-Paterno stance.
The former Steelers great knows that his opinion is polarizing, but says he only wants the facts to come out. “They don’t have all the facts and all the truth. That’s what I want for us to find out, is the truth.”