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Franco Harris Urges Support For Paterno

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Former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) Former Penn State running back Franco Harris has taken a strong stance in supporting Joe Paterno since his ouster amid the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

According to a report, Harris had a strong message for Penn State supporters as he spoke to around 300 people Thursday.

“I can’t understand why it happened,” Harris said of Paterno’s dismissal. “Us, as an alumni, we have to be relentless. We have to keep fighting for Penn State. We can’t let the board of trustees or the media write the final chapter.

“A lot of the answers that we want from the university aren’t coming forward. When they do say something, even today, what I most recently heard, they think we’re dumb,” Harris said. “They want us to believe it was in the best interest of the school to fire Joe Paterno. No way was that in the best interest of the school.”

 

 

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