Posted on October 15, 2021

Nike Executive Admits to Murder When He Was in a Gang as a Teen

Lexi Lonas, The Hill, October 15, 2021

Nike executive Larry Miller recently admitted that he murdered a person when he was in a gang in Philadelphia as a teenager.

Miller, the Nike and Michael Jordan brand chairman, said in an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated that he shot a man in 1965 when he was 16 years old.


Miller went to prison and wasn’t released until he was 30 years old. {snip}

Miller has kept this secret from friends and even his own children until recently. In the last few months, he’s told Jordan, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and other Nike executives so they heard it from him first.

“I’ve been blown away by how positive the response has been,” Miller said. “It’s really about making sure that people understand that formerly incarcerated people can make a contribution. And that a person’s mistake, or the worst mistake that they made in their life, shouldn’t control what happens with the rest of your life.”