VIDEO: Nike Founder Phil Knight Just Delivered A Passionate defence Of Joe Paterno At His Memorial Service

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Nike’s Phil Knight just talked about the elephant in the room at Joe Paterno’s memorial service — defending JoePa and saying the trustees are to blame for the Jerry Sandusky cover-up.

“If there’s a villain in this tragedy. It lies in that investigation, not in Joe Paterno’s response to it,” he said, which led to a standing ovation, Ben Jones reports.

He instead put the blame on the Board of Trustees.

“It leads me to this question: Who is the real trustee at Penn State University?”

“That old hero, he set a standard that will live forever.”

So there you have it. Joe Paterno is blameless and a hero and it’s all the trustees fault.

Here’s the video:

Video courtesy of ebonygentleman79 via YouTube. 

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