Franco Harris embarks on quest to lessen Penn State sanctions
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: Franco Harris is on a mission to visit all 18 NCAA board members seeking leniency for Penn State University to restore some of his alma mater’s erased gridiron glory.
The Hall of Fame former Pittsburgh Steelers running back began his quest on Tuesday in California, where he tried to meet with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Timothy White, chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. Harris said neither made himself available…
Harris, 62, of Sewickley said the NCAA’s sanctions in the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal were a rushed judgment against the university and the late head football coach Joe Paterno. They included a $60 million fine, a ban from post-season bowl play and elimination of 111 victories from 1998 to 2011… (more)
EDITOR: With all the PhDs and attorneys Penn State sturns out, it takes a football play to show the common sense and guts to challenge the unprecedented and ill informed NCAA sanctions imposed without a smidgeon of due process.