Casino fires Franco Harris over Joe Pa support

Franco Harris' comments voicing support for fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno have led a casino to fire the former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame running back, according to USA Today.

Harris was fired by Meadows Race Track and Casino for saying Penn State should have supported Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal that has rocked the program and the university.

"I feel that the board made a bad decision in letting Joe Paterno go," Harris said. "I'm very disappointed in their decision. I thought they showed no courage, not to back someone who really needed it at the time. They were saying the football program under Joe was at fault."

Harris played from 1969-71 for Paterno, who was head coach for 46 seasons before being let go last week.

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