Former NFL Star Franco Harris Loses Job After Support Joe Paterno
Franco Harris is a former Penn State football player for Joe Paterno, a former NFL Hall of Fame player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks, and a former employee for The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, located in Washington, P.A. The former employer of Franco Harris issued a statement on Tuesday saying Franco Harris and the track have “mutually decided to put their business relationship on hold.”
Franco Harris and former Steelers backfield mate Rocky Bleier recently were employed by the casino and are featured in TV commercials in the Pittsburgh market. Franco Harris played for Joe Paterno from 1968-1971. Last week he spoke up in support of Joe Paterno and against the actions by the Board of Trustees for the Pennsylvania State University when they fired Joe Paterno.
“No courage” is what Franco Harris said about the Board's actions. Franco Harris apparently mistakes the Board's actions for his ex-coach's alleged actions when Joe Paterno allegedly didn't show “no courage” in defending 8 little boys who were allegedly raped by Jerry Sandusky. Perhaps Franco Harris should stop waving the terrible towel and instead put it in his terrible mouth.