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Knight reverses course on Paterno

Updated: February 11, 2013, 3:51 PM ET
By Don Van Natta | ESPN.com

Nike co-founder Phil Knight said Monday that Joe Paterno was unfairly maligned by the "unjustified and unsubstantiated" findings of the Freeh report.

Knight also lashed out at the NCAA, saying it was "simply grandstanding" when it used the Freeh report to punish Penn State's football program with "totally unwarranted" sanctions.

For Knight, the comments represent another reversal in his judgment of Paterno, a personal hero whom Knight stood ...

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