Nike Dropping Joe Paterno’s Name from Child Center

Breaking News0712_joe_paterno_center_gettyNike is cutting one of its last remaining ties to Joe Paterno — removing his name from the child care building on the corporation”s campus.

The move comes just hours after independent investigators revealed the former Penn State coach helped cover-up facts about the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

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.”

Nike founder Phil Knight added, “It appears Joe made missteps that led to heartbreaking consequences.”

PSU sports teams have been outfitted by Nike since 1996.