Franco Harris defended his friend and mentor Joe Paterno. While I don't agree that Paterno was blameless in this, I understand why Franco would stand up for a friend under siege. It doesn't mean that he endorses child abuse, as Mayor Luke Ravenstahl would have us believe. Ravenstahl, who has had his own ethical problems in the past, was quick to point fingers and asked Harris to step down as chair of the Pittsburgh Promise.
For this cartoon I decided to show the Pittsburgh airport statues of Franco Harris and George Washington. Maybe the mayor should wait until he gets his own airport statue before he criticizes someone with Franco's record of integrity and ethics.