A contentious Penn State board of trustees public meeting today turned farce as NFL Hall of Famer and PSU alum Franco Harris attempted to commandeer the microphone despite not having registered to be a speaker.
Harris was repeatedly asked to sit down by board chair Karen Peetz, but Harris continued his rant against the validity of the Freeh report until his microphone was silenced. The above video, from StateCollege.com, was recorded immediately after Harris's exit from the meeting.
You can follow the course of events thanks to those who were in attendance:
A PSU Student to #PSUBoT: "It's not these students that are bringing shame to this university. It's all of you…except for the new trustees."— Onward State (@OnwardState) September 14, 2012
Commenter continues: "This board wants the public to move forward, but I am here to tell you that will not happen."— Onward State (@OnwardState) September 14, 2012
Franco Harris approaches the microphone and asks to speak to loud applause. Karen Peetz talks over him, and will not allow him to speak.— Onward State (@OnwardState) September 14, 2012
Franco Harris not signed up to talk, Peetz asks him to sit down, he continues to speak. twitter.com/SCNewsDesk/sta…— StateCollege.com (@SCNewsDesk) September 14, 2012
Franco is still standing and speaking, Karen Peetz is ignoring him and has resumed the meeting. #PSUBoT— Onward State (@OnwardState) September 14, 2012
After being shunned from Karen Peetz, Franco Harris has left the room. #PSUBoT— Onward State (@OnwardState) September 14, 2012
Opened the door to exit the boardroom and was met by 4 police offers. Franco Harris was right outside posing for photos with various people.— Julia Kern (@juliamkern) September 14, 2012