PSU scandal aftermath spreads as Pittsburgh casino worker loses his job

    The Penn State University child sex abuse scandal has spread well beyond campus and now it’s in Pittsburgh.

    Former PSU and Steelers player Franco Harris has lost his job with the Meadows Race Track and Casino for publicly questioning the firing of PSU coach Joe Paterno.


    “In light of the recent developments with Franco Harris regarding Joe Paterno’s dismissal, Franco and The Meadows have mutually decided to put their business relationship on hold at this time, while these matters are looked into further,” reads the release from the casino.

    Harris was working on promotional and outreach events with the casino, as USAToday reports. Harris said the board’s decision to fire Paterno was a bad one.

    Paterno was fired after the abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky came to light.

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