Found January 26, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
Nike’s chairman and CEO Phil Knight gave a pretty impassioned speech at Joe Paterno’s memorial service in which he says he needs a new hero now that Joe Paterno is gone. Below is a clip of his speech from “A Memorial For Joe” at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center. Commenting on the recent allegations at Penn State regarding Jerry Sandusky: “it turns out (Paterno) gave full disclosure to his superiors, information that went up the chains to the head of the campus police and the president of the school. The matter was in the hands of a world-class university, and by a president with an outstanding national reputation.” “…this much is clear to me. If there is a villain in this tragedy, it lies in that investigation and not in Joe Paterno.” His comments brought the crowd of 12,000 to its feet. Click here to view the embedded video. via @scrappled and Huff Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

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