I have decided that following these tragic events that we have no option but to cancel all future races that Oscar Pistorius had been contracted to compete in.Oscar Pistorius’ agent, Peet van Zyl • Revealing that his client will be withdrawing from every event he’s been contracted for, a potential prelude to a long jail stay for the iconic runner in the wake of the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. For now, Pistorius’ two biggest sponsors—the athletic company Nike and the eyewear company Oakley—are sticking by him, though it may be tough for them to hold that stance based on the outcome of the case.
smidgetz says: Well Tiger didn’t lie his whole career and depend on doping to get him his winnings, he had a private matter with his wife that turned public.
» SFB says: He didn’t. And I’m not trying to equivocate the circumstances — just trying to point out that it takes a lot for Nike to drop a contract with a big name athlete. Now, whether Woods deserved what he got, whatever. But a lot of companies dropped their ties to Woods after that — and Nike stuck by him. I think we can all agree that Armstrong has a more fundamental problem going on right now. — Ernie @ SFB
According to the investigation, it appears Joe made missteps that led to heartbreaking consequences. I missed that Joe missed it, and I am extremely saddened on this day. My love for Joe and his family remains.Nike founder Phil Knight • In a statement regarding the removal of Joe Paterno’s name from a child care center at Nike’s corporate headquarters. The decision to remove the coach’s name from the facility was made after the results of Louis Freeh’s investigation into the Sandusky allegations were released to the public this morning. Nike chief executive Mark Parker took credit for the decision in a separate statement, telling reporters that “It is a terrible tragedy that children were unprotected from such abhorrent crimes. With the findings released today, I have decided to change the name of our child care center at our World Headquarters. ” source (via • follow)