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.
Correctable errors involve a significant factual mistake, or materially change the implication or connotation of the reporting. This policy is not intended to cover inconsequential factual errors, such as minor statistical mistakes, inadvertent and immaterial misidentifications, minor inaccuracies in a developing story or font errors that don't impair the viewers' understanding of a story.
Each unit at ESPN -- such as Studio, Remote, Magazine, Radio, ESPN.com and other networks -- will implement this policy in a manner applicable to its medium. Corrections of significant factual errors across all media, as warranted, will be posted on ESPN.com's corrections page for a period of time.
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.
Group dismissed from lawsuitSeptember 20, 2022 3:14 PM
ESPN incorrectly reported that the Newport Orthopedic Institute is currently part of a lawsuit involving New York Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The group was dismissed from the case. Updated story
Browns social media exchangeSeptember 14, 2021 7:32 PM
ESPN incorrectly reported on a Twitter exchange between the Cleveland Browns and a fan. We later learned the exchange had been Photoshopped, and that no such exchange occurred. Updated story
Tamarick Vanover caseSeptember 8, 2021 6:32 PM
ESPN incorrectly stated the case against Tamarick Vanover in the original version of this story. Court documents say he recruited three other former NFL players into the plan, and assisted in filing claims that yielded those players $159,510 in benefits for medical equipment that was not actually provided. Updated story