After most self-respecting East-coast folks had gone to bed, ESPN issued an on-air apology last night for some misinformation they’ve been reporting on the air.
Well, OK. They even got their apology wrong, but hey, it’s a start. Good job good effort, ESPN.
The events of the report were said to have taken place in 2002, but the actual report was in 2008. Now in 2015, we’re still talking about it.
Oh yeah. JOHN TOMASE IS WHY.
Thanks again, John.
The Patriots asked ESPN to correct its erroneous references to the retracted Herald story from 2002. ESPN didn't do it on its own volition.
— Chad Finn (@GlobeChadFinn) August 20, 2015
Wait, you thought ESPN did this on its own? Because they were feeling guilty about the misinformation they’re spreading? That’s cute.
Speaking of corrections about the Patriots from ESPN, the network is creating quite a list.
August 19, 2015 9:52 PM
On two occasions in recent weeks, SportsCenter incorrectly cited a 2002 report regarding the New England Patriots and Super Bowl XXXVI. That story was found to be false and should not have been part of our reporting. We apologize to the Patriots organization.
February 19, 2015 9:30 PM
A Feb 18 story on ESPN.com and ESPN incorrectly listed the job status of a man working at Gillette Stadium. He was a game-day employee. Updated story
February 10, 2015 6:20 PM
A Feb 8 story on ESPN.com incorrectly reported details around New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s NFL punishment in 2007. Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team was fined $250,000 for spying on an opponent’s signals. Updated story
Is there anything missing in that list?
Mortensen deleted the Tweet, and his story was updated, but no formal mention of this has ever been made.
What is the term that is always used about the Patriots? Pattern of behaviour?