The Joe Paterno backlash continues: TMZ.com reports NIKE is changing the name on its Joe Paterno Child Care Center in the wake of news that the famed Penn State coach covered up allegations of child abuse against one of his coaches.

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."

Former NFL great Warren Sapp added his voice to the protests, suggesting that the university remove the statue honoring Paterno from the campus.

An in-depth report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh found that Paterno and other top level university officials looked the other way when told Sandusky was molesting boys on the school campus.

Paterno's family released a lengthy statement Wednesday defending Paterno, who died in January at age 85.

The statement included this excerpt: "We have said from the beginning that Joe Paterno did not know Jerry Sandusky was a child predator. He immediately and accurately reported the incident he was told about in 2001."

Unfortunately, Paterno will be remembered for what he didn't do after 2001.


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    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mvbNmMcqE DownBottom

      :applause: But the Penn statement/ investigative findings seem very elusive

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :mad: and to think people were praising this azz ! Let a knowingly sicko rome free :cuss: this boils my damn grits :mad:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I think the entire athletic department should go, for those who knew and start over fresh :tea:

    • yallcrazy

      :applause:

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      Paterno’s family released a lengthy statement Wednesday defending Paterno, who died in January at age 85.

      The statement included this excerpt: “We have said from the beginning that Joe Paterno did not know Jerry Sandusky was a child predator. He immediately and accurately reported the incident he was told about in 2001.”

      AND Fukc yall too! What if it was your son(s). GTFOHWTBS

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mvbNmMcqE DownBottom

      @Jen, I think Paterno is the "fall guy" sort of like "Bernie Madoff"...trust many people knew and know and prb were participants as well...but as always the key offenders are "covered"...anyway, have you seen a doc called "Conspiracy of Silence: Franklin Cover-up" :waiting:

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Im glad all the way around....

    • Bad Influence

      @Down that gravi :ghost:

      :rofl:

    • prynsexxx

      :shotsfired:

      *tosses a Malotov at the whole damn place......after hours of course*

    • luVn_liFe…

      Hey downBottom :hi:

      And Im happy to hear that,I agree the statue Must go,Maybe the can sell it on Ebay.they are going to need the Money after settling all the Lawsuits

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      For the life of my I can't figure out why all of these people involved swept this thing under the rug. Did Sandusky having someting on them? I don't get it. Are the cool with child molestation? What?

    • MissHarlem

      Thats good to hear

    • http://www.philly.com/ J Said it!

      booty boys!!!!!

    • luVn_liFe…

      jeniefrumdabloc says:
      I think the entire athletic department should go, for those who knew and start over fresh :tea:
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Yup I totally agree,they shut down the Marching 100 in its entirety

    • Gigi26

      AS THEY SHOULD!! :applause:

      And for the record other people went down too, they fired the president, and one other dude having to do with Athletics at the University. That report even blasted the Board of Trustees for not doing enough!

      This is disgusting beyond measure :no: Them kids that dude tortured will forever be taunted in part because of what the University failed to do.

      All for some fukking sports. Damn shame what people's priorities are.

    • yallcrazy

      Here's a thought, in addition to monetary pay-offs they should give away some damn education!

    • MZ_CARAM3L74

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      I think the entire athletic department should go, for those who knew and start over fresh
      *******************
      agreed

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      For the life of my I can’t figure out why all of these people involved swept this thing under the rug. Did Sandusky having someting on them? I don’t get it. Are the cool with child molestation? What?
      ____________________
      Secret Society, the Occult, either or they probably were in on it too but if he was the ring leader then CRUCIFY ALL OF THEM

    • Gigi26

      Like for 15 years dude was doing t his...and the school swept it under the rug.

      I wonder how it would've went if it were one of THIER kids. I bet because these kids were from the lower caliber of society(low income) they probably didn't care. Yeah well, we see what happens when you don't care. Its gonna take awhile before Penn State recoups from this big blow up :yes:

    • prynsexxx

      yallcrazy says:

      they should give away some damn education!
      ______________________
      ....and forgive ALL student loans........starting with mine (even tho I didn't attend their school). IJS

    • Truth

      The cover up was all about the dollar dollar bill. They didn't give a lovely f@ck about those little under privileged fatherless boys. Do you really believe that they were going to let molesting little boys mess up their "YT" good name?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      TOO LATE Though...

      PSU will alwayz stand for Pedophiles Supporters United (TO ME...) :coffee:

    • Gigi26

      My friend went to Penn State and she said EVERYONE WORSHIPPED PATERNO :tea: Everybody.

      So for him to say that he did what he was supposed to do is bullchit. The power that man had he could've and should have done more. His name is tarnished :no: God don't like ugly

    • yallcrazy

      prynsexxx says:

      yallcrazy says:

      they should give away some damn education!
      ______________________
      ….and forgive ALL student loans……..starting with mine (even tho I didn’t attend their school). IJS
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      Now Prynn, THAT would be gansta if we could get them to pay off our student loans yo! :rofl:

      *jumpson/in that bandwagon* :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      @yall @pryn
      PSU Still makes MONEY Though... I think they made over $200 Million (This Year ALONE So Far...) :think:

    • prynsexxx

      Elove says:

      PSU will alwayz stand for:
      ______________________

      Paterno Sucked Underage lil boys TOO!

      #missedtheboldlesson101

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mvbNmMcqE DownBottom

      :waves: @Luvn..pretty gravi! HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :shakebutt:

    • prynsexxx

      @Yall

      If I thought I was gangsta by getting 6 months free Showtime from Diwect Teebee, then I'll try my wittle ole powers at something else.....bigger. LOL

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      @pryn
      Ohhh YOU Already Know Joe was "GETTING IT IN" Though... He has known Jerry for 50+ YEARS (YUP...) :coffee:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Such a waste. :smh: I agree. Get rid of it.

      LOVEEEEE me some Sapp. Tried to bang him in Miami bout 10yrs ago and a red bish (purty, PURTY!) rolled up and was like :no: LOL truth be told I was looking at her after that :huh: #fluid

    • Bibi

      ELove says:

      TOO LATE Though…
      PSU will alwayz stand for Pedophiles Supporters United (TO ME…)

      :tea:

    • prynsexxx

      :rofl: @ this red bish....LMAO

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      JUST NAWWSTI! :hurl:

    • luVn_liFe…

      DB Thank You :grill:

    • laterthannever

      Ever since this was all uncovered I catch myself giving any "org for the underprivileged" a nasty side eye. I'd like to hear from some of those dramatic half informed undergrads that were snotting and crying over this man at the beginning of the mess...

    • Ty

      Bird says:

      For the life of my I can’t figure out why all of these people involved swept this thing under the rug. Did Sandusky having someting on them? I don’t get it. Are the cool with child molestation? What?
      ___________
      Its the money chile :( The football programs are big money for these universities especially since they dont have to pay the players. They did not want to stop the revenue from coming in. They didnt give a damn about those kids :coffee:

    • free

      i'm thinking about starting a petition to reclaim coach eddie robinson's record back from joe pa.

    • luVn_liFe…

      I read the indictment... and :shocked: at that monster!Its just unfathomable

    • OutsidetheBox

      :ashamed: She was GAWJUS prynn!

    • luVn_liFe…

      free says:

      i’m thinking about starting a petition to reclaim coach eddie robinson’s record back from joe pa.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :thinking: I like it draw it up

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :applause:

    • Bella’s Master

      @Ty I fixed that for you:

      They didnt give a damn about those BLACK kids

    • OutsidetheBox

      especially since they dont have to pay the players

      :coffee: And look how much trouble the boys get in when they get they moms rent paid but ole Dusky can skate for y-urrs.

    • Ty

      Bella's Master says:

      @Ty I fixed that for you:

      They didnt give a damn about those BLACK kids
      _____________
      :cheers:

      @ OTB....exactly

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THAT.. THE PLAYERS ARE ALWAYZ AT PRACTICE AND GAMES BUT THEY ALSO HAVE BILLS SO HOW DO THEY HOLD A JOB DOWN AND STILL PLAY BALL? THEY CANT SO WHY NOT PAY THE PLAYERS THEY MAKE ENUFF MONEY GIVE THEM ENOUGH TO FUKN SURVIVE.. :shrug:

    • cheeks8683

      sounds about right.... You can't tell me he didn't know whats up if he knew the man for 50 plus years...Shooo I know some of the business that some of my homegirls don't know about themselves and I've only been cool with them for a little over 14 years....

      If u ask me the guilt killed him...All that stuff went down and within 2 months he was dead, fluck old age it was sraight old age...he knew!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mvbNmMcqE DownBottom

      :whistle: Been spending most their lives,
      living in the gangsta's paradise
      Been spending most their lives,
      living in the gangsta's paradise
      Tell me why are we so blind to see
      That the ones we hurt are you and me

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAzGSRdTGgA&feature=player_embedded AWESOME

      Phil Knight seems to still be on Paterno's side though.

    • steph L

      OutsidetheBox says:

      She was GAWJUS prynn!

      _________________________________________________________________________

      It was me! Just playing! :rofl:

    • cheeks8683

      *meant to say it was straight guilt that killed him

    • luVn_liFe…

      :newpost:

    • Usual Suspect

      Ummm Warrrrreeeennn Go have a Large Seat _/ _/

      Catch up on your child support and talk to your creditors.

      Wonders what they changing the name to?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7je-DEQgPJk&feature=related ELove

      @U-S (Comment #51)
      I Think THAT FOOL has Several Baby-Mamas Too :think:

      And THIS THINK His Longtime WIFE actually THOUGHT She was Something Special (To Him...) :coffee:

    • sassyshe

      Penn State is like any other power organization whn thy find out sme form of corruption is goin on by one of their leaders they cover it is because its not occuring to one of the fortunate, its the les fortunate thats being victimized. Those people worship that man so see how they find a way to keep his statue intact

    • http://twitter.com/SayItaIntSoJoe8 Atypical

      And they should. Why should some child center be named after him when he knew abt a child being raped and did nothing about it? Good riddance...

    • dancerbee93

      I think anyone that is working with, near, by, close, across, beside, behind, driving, walking, talking to children should be mandated by law to report any kind of abuse towards children...#mytwocents :shrugs: