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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.
Panthers saleDecember 21, 2017 12:24 PM
A Dec. 19 story on the possible sale of the Carolina Panthers incorrectly indicated the Panthers' stadium deal. The team agreed in 2013 to stay in Charlotte through the 2018 season in exchange for $87.5 million from the city in stadium upgrades. They do not lease the stadium. Additionally, owner Jerry Richardson's total profit from a future sale of the team is uncertain at this time. Updated story
Report of Phillies nearing Addison Reed dealDecember 12, 2017 10:01 PM
A December 12 report on ESPN's platforms incorrectly reported that the Philadelphia Phillies were nearing a deal with free-agent reliever Addison Reed. The Phillies instead were closing in on an agreement with free-agent reliever Tommy Hunter.
Quotes regarding Lionel MessiSeptember 3, 2017 3:09 PM
A Sept. 3 story on ESPN FC used quotes regarding Lionel Messi that were not verified or confirmed as accurate. The story has been removed from ESPNFC's archives.
Floyd Mayweather glove-size rule clarificationAugust 1, 2017 11:43 PM
An August 1 story on ESPN.com incorrectly stated that a Nevada State Athletic Commission rule prohibiting the use of 8-ounce gloves in any fight over 147 pounds could be amended in the fight contract if both fighters were willing. The Nevada commission's director Bob Bennett told ESPN that any contract amendment request agreeing to fight in 8-ounce gloves instead of the required 10-ounce gloves "would likely be declined immediately." Updated story
Warriors to offer personal seat licenses at new arenaJuly 20, 2017 9:51 AM
A July 19 story incorrectly stated that the Golden State Warriors would be the only NBA team to offer personal seat licenses. The Toronto Raptors also offer licenses for a limited number of top-end seats. Updated story
Report of countries demanding FIFA strip Qatar's World CupJuly 16, 2017 10:03 PM
A July 15 ESPN FC story citing Swiss website The Local as a source for a report saying six Arab countries had asked FIFA to withdraw Qatar as 2022 World Cup host was actually derived from a fake "copycat" site. The ESPN FC story has been removed from the site.
Derek Fisher's arraignment on DUI chargesJuly 3, 2017 7:19 AM
A July 2 story incorrectly stated that Fisher had already been charged in connection with a June 5 car crash. Fisher is still awaiting formal charges for two counts of driving under the influence. An arraignment in the case has been pushed back until July 19. Updated story
Knicks' communication with PorzingisJune 21, 2017 8:37 PM
A June 19 story incorrectly stated, via sources, there had been no contact between Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks since Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with the team in April. Team sources now say there has been minimal contact between members of the organization and Porzingis, though "not much at all," one team source said. Updated story
Tyler Eifert statusApril 18, 2017 1:08 PM
An April 17 story incorrectly indicated that Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was unsure of his status for training camp in 2017. In fact, he said he thinks he will be ready for the start of camp. Updated story
Festus EzeliMarch 5, 2017 10:05 AM
A March 4 story on Festus Ezeli incorrectly stated that he was thought to be the first NBA player to use tissue from a cadaver donor in a surgical procedure. Updated story
Darrelle Revis arrestFebruary 20, 2017 12:50 AM
A Feb. 17 story on Darrelle Revis posting bond incorrectly stated that two men knocked unconscious during an argument with Revis had told police he was the person who punched them. Neither the two men, nor another witness, were able to identify for police who threw the punches that knocked out the men. Updated story
Patrick Tuipulotu photoFebruary 13, 2017 9:08 PM
A Feb. 10 story on ESPN.com.au had an incorrect photo of Patrick Tuipulotu in it. The photo has been removed. Updated story
Interview with Messi deniedJanuary 18, 2017 7:47 AM
A Jan. 18 story on ESPN FC cited an interview with Barcelona star Lionel Messi in a European publication that the team and his father denied he gave. Updated Story
Minnesota football players boycottDecember 19, 2016 5:12 PM
An Associated Press report on Dec. 18 erroneously stated that the alleged victim told university investigators she couldn't be sure how many men were involved because of memory gaps from drinking. The woman told investigators she felt her inability to clearly remember events was mainly from shock, pain and fear rather than from intoxication. Updated Story
Chad Rykhoek careerDecember 17, 2016 4:47 PM
An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Rykhoek was playing in his first career college game Saturday. Rykhoek had not played prior to this season, but started all 11 of Memphis' games this season. Updated Story
Will Allen photoNovember 22, 2016 6:20 PM
A Nov. 21 story on ESPN.com had an incorrect photo of Will Allen in it. The story is about a former NFL cornerback, not safety Will Allen, who last played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The photo has been removed and replaced. Updated story
David Ortiz and Yankees catcherSeptember 28, 2016 3:18 PM
A Sept. 27 Associated Press story on ESPN.com incorrectly identified Gary Sanchez as the Yankees catcher whose frequent mound visits irked Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. Updated story
Amar'e Stoudemire's retirementJuly 29, 2016 5:26 PM
A July 29 story on ESPN.com mischaracterized Amar'e Stoudemire's intent to close out his career with the Phoenix Suns. Clarification
Clarification on NBA PodcastJuly 28, 2016 11:06 AM
In a July 26 podcast, ESPN's Royce Young said he misspoke while discussing Russell Westbrook's belief that Kevin Durant would stay in OKC. Clarification
Nelson Agholor agentJune 10, 2016 4:14 PM
A June 10 story on ESPN.com incorrectly identified the current agent of Nelson Agholor. Updated story
Jalen Ramsey knee injury timingMay 20, 2016 11:46 AM
A May 19 story on ESPN.com had an incorrect timeframe for Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey's knee injury. Ramsey suffered the injury the week of May 16 during Phase 2 of the team's on-field workouts program, not during its minicamp/orientation. Updated story
NFL and Keenan ReynoldsMay 13, 2016 3:38 PM
A May 13 story on ESPN.com did not completely detail the approval process for Baltimore Ravens draft pick Keenan Reynolds to play in the NFL. Final approval must come from the Secretary of Defense. Updated story
Lynch photoMay 12, 2016 3:27 PM
A photo in a May 8 story on ESPN.com identified another player as Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch. The incorrect photo has been removed. Updated story
Jackie Robinson's contractsApril 13, 2016 4:54 PM
An April 10, 2016, story on ESPN.com incorrectly reported that entrepreneur Mykalai Kontilai said he had letters from Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation supporting the authenticity of contracts Robinson signed with Brooklyn and Montreal. Instead, Kontilai, who owns the contracts, said he had letters from those parties supporting the documents' sale. Updated story
Brianna Butler's fatherMarch 29, 2016 11:15 AM
A March 27 video caption on ESPN.com incorrectly noted the father of Syracuse women's basketball player Brianna Butler. Butler's father, David, did not play professional basketball. Updated video
Deflategate clarificationMarch 3, 2016 8:21 AM
A Jan. 21, 2015 story on ESPN.com reported, citing sources, that 11 of 12 footballs were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch during the New England Patriots' win over the Indianapolis Colts. Additional reporting clarified that 11 of the 12 balls were significantly underinflated, ranging up to 2 pounds per square inch. Updated story
Wrong photoFebruary 12, 2016 3:24 PM
A Jan. 22 ESPNFC.com included an incorrect photo. The photo should have been of Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain. Updated Story
Mickelson match timelineJanuary 16, 2016 4:55 PM
A Jan. 16 ESPN.com story incorrectly noted the timeline of when a match between Phil Mickelson and Ryan Ruffels occurred. Mickelson had previously been an assistant coach at Arizona State and had in the past tried to convince Ruffels to play for the Sun Devils. Updated story
FIFA alertJanuary 13, 2016 12:04 PM
A Jan. 13 alert sent by ESPNFC was sent out with incorrect wording. The alert should have said: "FIFA: Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay fined for anti-gay chants by fans."
Pistons preseason scheduleAugust 24, 2015 10:23 PM
An Aug. 21 post on ESPN.com's Detroit Pistons team page incorrectly linked to the team's 2015 preseason schedule. The schedule has yet to be released. Pistons team page