Nike Inc. said Wednesday that its relationship with Penn State had not changed amid the child sex abuse scandal that has roiled the university. A Nike spokeswoman told The Oregonian late Wednesday that the company
also had no plans to change the name of the Joe Paterno Center, a
daycare facility at the company's world headquarters near Beaverton,
Addressing whether Nike would continue as Penn State's footwear and
uniform supplier, spokeswoman Erin Dobson said, “Our relationship with
Penn State remains unchanged.
“We are deeply disturbed by the claims brought forth in the indictments.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely,” she added.
The Penn State Board of Trustees announced late Wednesday that legendary football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier would no longer held their respective positions, with the school facing a huge backlash over its handling of child sexual abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.