At ESPN, our reputation and credibility with viewers, readers and listeners are of paramount concern. While our goal is always to be accurate and fair, occasionally we will present an erroneous assertion of fact. Significant errors of fact will be corrected in a clear and timely manner, with appropriate prominence.
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ESPN produces 24/7 programming and services, across many platforms and under fierce deadline pressures. Mistakes are inevitable. A meaningful policy for correcting significant errors will engender trust with viewers, listeners and readers. ESPN's willingness to correct mistakes, as necessary, is directly proportional to our credibility with our audiences. ESPN will regularly review and amend the policy as warranted.
Fan killed by batted ball at Dodgers gameFebruary 5, 2019 12:28 AM
An earlier version of a February 4 ESPN Outside the Lines story said the foul ball that hit Linda Goldbloom came off the bat of San Diego's Franmil Reyes, according to information provided by the woman's family. But new information has raised uncertainty about the identity of the batter. Updated story
Arizona basketball investigationJanuary 24, 2019 6:00 PM
A Jan. 23 sub-headline on the ESPN.com NCAA Recruiting home page incorrectly stated the status of an FBI investigation involving the University of Arizona. University attorneys have previously acknowledged that a player has been interviewed by the FBI as part of its investigation into college basketball corruption. Arizona officials have declined to release any subpoenas issued as part of the investigation.
Leicester clarificationNovember 16, 2018 4:04 PM
A Nov. 16 story on ESPNFC was clarified to indicate that comments about a payment to outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore were made by a high-ranking club official, and the club itself has not issued a format statement. Updated story
Liverpool playerOctober 26, 2018 12:04 PM
A Oct. 25 story on ESPNFC was updated to reflect that a player identified earlier is not the one training with Liverpool. Petit Keita left his German club, FC Inter Leipzig, earlier this summer, but is not with Liverpool. Updated story
Quotes regarding NeymarJune 14, 2018 4:51 PM
A June 14 story on ESPN FC used quotes regarding Neymar that his representatives said were inaccurate. The story was removed, re-edited to reflect the dispute and has been put back into the ESPN FC archives. Updated story