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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.
Franco on Restricted ListAugust 14, 2023 6:04 PM
An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the age of the woman alleged to be involved. It has been clarified. Updated story
Ware Hall of Fame speechAugust 7, 2023 10:04 AM
An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed who DeMarcus Ware was referring to when he told the story of an assault by a man with a gun while he was in college. The man assaulted was his uncle. Updated story
April Ross expecting correctionMay 23, 2023 7:33 PM
An earlier version of this story incorrectly noted Ross' partner. She is engaged to Josh Riley, not Brad Keenan. Updated story
Diamond Sports paymentsMay 4, 2023 5:26 PM
ESPN incorrectly noted the amount of money four teams recently had been paid by Diamond Sports. It was half of the rights payment amount. Updated story
Neko Sparks vies for NHL ownershipMay 2, 2023 12:53 PM
ESPN corrected a story due to a wire service reporting error. Neko Sparks is not the first Black person vying to be an owner in the NHL. Also removed from the story was an Instagram post by Snoop Dogg also saying that Sparks would become the first Black owner in the NHL. Earl Stafford and Sheila Francis, who are both Black, have long been a part of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Capitals. Updated story