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Joe Paterno

Nike Changing Name

of Child Care Center

7/12/2012 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0712_joe_paterno_center_gettyNike is cutting one of its last remaining ties to Joe Paterno -- removing his name from the child care building on the corporation's campus.

The move comes just hours after independent investigators revealed the late Penn State coach helped cover-up facts about the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Nike President Mark Parker said in a statement, "With the findings released today, I have decided to change the name of our child care center at our World Headquarters."

Nike co-founder Phil Knight added, "It appears Joe made missteps that led to heartbreaking consequences." Knight had previously defended Paterno's handling of the scandal.

PSU sports teams have been outfitted by Nike since 1996.

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Charles Hubbard    

Nike made missteps a long time ago by naming their company in honor of the PAGAN goddess of victory named NIKE!

If Phil Knight can change the name of the Joe Paterno Child Development Center because of an evil that has been allowed... then Phil Knight can change the name of Nike because of the evil that he has done and continues to promote as people wear things honoring the pagan goddess for victory rather than the True God of Victory!

God or Nike?


796 days ago


Joe is trash! He probably was a perv himself. I could care less about his legacy! Take down his statue and move on Penn State. Anyone at this point that still likes Joe must be a pedophile themselves. Besides, what's more important.....football or not raping young boys?

793 days ago
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