Nike executive reveals he murdered a teen in 1965

Posted 47 days ago

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A long-time Nike executive in the US has revealed that he shot and killed a teenage boy in the streets of West Philadelphia 56 years ago.

Larry Miller, chairman of the Jordan Brand, spoke about the 1965 murder in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

"It was eating me up inside," he said of his actions at age 16, when he was "a straight-up gangbanger".

Mr Miller served a jail sentence for the murder. He says he did not lie about it, but he did keep it secret.

The admission comes ahead of the launch of his memoir next year.

Mr Miller said he had joined the Cedar Avenue gang in West Philadelphia at age 13, quickly changing from "a straight-A student" and drinking every day.

When a friend was killed by a rival gang member, Mr Miller, then just 16, says he grabbed a .38 handgun, got drunk with three friends and went in search of retribution.

Instead, on 30 September 1965, he fired into the chest of the first person they encountered: 18-year-old Edward White....(Read more)