I know your life and career is signified by one magical “immaculate reception” that pulled victory out of certain defeat but Franco Harris just let this one go. Its over.
The former Penn State running back as taken the main(solo) defender position of Joe Paterno to the extreme by placing a cardboard cutout of Paterno holding a sign “Due Process for PSU JVP” in his box. First off, this is terrible marketing. When has anyone referred to Paterno as JVP? Next game change that to “Joe Pa.”
Anyway, Harris’ main claim is that the infamous Freeh Report jumps to conclusions while lacking sufficient evidence and interviews from some of the key players in this investigation. Harris is right about those interviews because Freeh was asked by state prosecutors to rely on grand jury testimonies because as perjury trials are in process.
Lets play the Franco Harris game a second. He feels that Penn State and more importantly Joe Paterno did everything they were suppose to in handling of the Jerry Sandusky allegations. If this was a true, why would Penn State agree to the largest penalties in college football history, ($60 million and sanctions that will set the program back almost 10 years and probably revenues into the $100s of millions). Does he think that Penn State officials just jumped at that offer? Does he think that Penn State would just willingly give away all that money (and future earnings) without knowing the facts?
Let it go Franco, let it go.
Winston Churchill, October 29, 1941, Speech to students at Harrow School (which Mr. Churchill attended as a youth):
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Mr. Franco Harris a man of dignity and class, Thank you for all your noble efforts.
NEVER, you have no clue what has happened except what ESPN and other biased reports say. Franco is a man of class and dignity like Joe. Maybe the media should do research on those words.
First of all we all love our universities and want nothing but the best for them. But unfortunately there are times like this when the system completely failed. Joe Pa was bigger than life at PSU and there is no way he didn't know. He chose winning over tha alternative. Now it's time to just accept it and move on. Pray for the victims and make sure that it never happen again. Your slogan "We are Penn State" now it's time to prove it. Don't make it worst by acting like it never happen and all the evidence is wrong. It hurts us all to see this and only weakens us as a society.