Saturday, April 28, 2012
In an open letter, Harris writes that the NCAA president was wrong to include Paterno on his list of coaches fired for misdeeds.
Pittsburgh Steelers great and PSU alumni Franco Harris is again coming to the defense of the late Penn State football coaching legend Joe Paterno, whose career ended with the Penn State sex scandal. In an open letter, Harris blasts NCAA President Mark Emmert for making what he calls a misleading, damaging and untrue statement by including Joe Paterno on his list of coaches that were fired for “misdeeds.” "Mr. Emmert should know that before you bunch everyone together and pass judgment, you must first get all the facts and the truth about each one. Obviously, he didn’t," Harris wrote. Harris refers to statements Emmert made in an Associated Press article. In the article, Emmert said, “You’re seeing boards of directors, of trustees, and …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Meadows Cuts Franco Harris Tasers Not an Option in Bridgeville Zack Taylor: The People's Champion (VIDEO) Junior Baker Creates Desserts & Smiles Real Housewife Greets Fans, Supports Cause at The Galleria
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The casino issued a statement saying it had severed its relationship with the former Steeler after remarks he made about former Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
Former Steeler Franco Harris has been cut from The Meadows Racetrack & Casino team. News of the severed relationship between the North Strabane venue and one of its celebrity spokesman came in the wake of comments he made regarding former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Media outlets are reporting that Harris told CNN that he thinks the university should reinstate the coach, who was fired after a former assistant and others were charged in a child-sex abuse investigation. Harris attended and played football at Penn State. The Meadows issued the following statement Tuesday night: "In light of the recent developments with Franco Harris regarding Joe Paterno’s dismissal, Franco and The Meadows have mutually decided to put their …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Actor Tom Cruise and former Steeler Franco Harris were in the crowd to hear her perform at the Benedum Center.
Eleven-year-old Jackie Evancho has performed at venues across the U.S. and abroad, but Sunday night was her first major concert for the hometown fans in Pittsburgh and she wowed them. Hundreds of fans started gathering outside of the Benedum Center hours in advance of her 5:30 p.m. sold-out performance with the Pittsburgh Opera. Actor Tom Cruise, former Steeler Franco Harris, children in their Sunday best and fans still dressed in their Steeler garb from Sunday afternoon's game filled the seats at the downtown theater. The Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Chorus performed four songs before Jackie came on stage in a red and white dress and performed “Lovers” from House of Flying Daggers. She continued with “Ombra Mai Fu” from Xersex, “The …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier were announced as celebrity spokesmen for The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.
Former Steelers teammates and four-time Super Bowl Champions Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier have joined The Meadows Racetrack & Casino to help with philanthropy and advertising efforts. The hall of fame duo—credited as the second pair of running backs to rush for 1,000 yards in a season—will appear in ads set to air Friday. “The Meadows (casino) is very community-minded, and this is a step further to make it more so,” Meadows Vice President and General Manager Sean Sullivan said Wednesday. “We’ve given more than $1 million in charity…most recently working with the local food bank to bring in nearly 410,000 pounds of food,” Sullivan said. “These guys are more than football players…much more than hall-of-famers—Franco and Rocky are …