Why Phil Knight’s eulogy of Paterno was so problematic

January 28th, 2012 | by aobaoill |

In Knight, we also have someone who pays college coaches a fortune so “student-athletes” can wear and by extension advertise their products. We have someone who ploughs millions to the University of Oregon football program funding state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, while the school endures terrible cuts. We have someone who I would argue represents the corrupting of amateur sports and by extension the corrupting of Joe Paterno and Penn State. By defending Paterno, Knight is doing little more than defending himself and the kind of moral relativism he’s brought to campuses around the country.
via The Final Insult: Nike CEO Phil Knight Eulogizes Joe Paterno | The Nation.

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