After Weeks Of Standing By Their Sources, SI Admits They Were Wrong About Raji

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Three weeks ago Sports Illustrated reported that defensive lineman BJ Raji, a potential top five pick, had tested for marijuana. After denial, after denial from Raji and his agent, and even the NFL saying he was not on the list, SI has admitted they got it all wrong. Here is their apology, which popped up on SI.com today....

An SI.com report posted earlier this month incorrectly stated that Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji's name would appear on the NFL's list of players who tested positive for drugs at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. We regret the error.
Well that's nice of them. I'm all for having sources and sticking to them, but when you've got a young man's future in your hands, you absolutely have to provide all the info that you have. The evidence was flimsy at best, and thankfully Raji can move forward with his Draft Day experience.

Correction: BC's Raji not on NFL's drug list (Sports Illustrated)

8 Comments:

I would sue. They may have cost Raji millions.

GMoney said...
Apr 21, 2009, 4:12:00 PM  

Is it really that big of a deal. Wouldn't NFL teams have access to the official NFL drug list whether SI published it or not?

evpaner said...
Apr 21, 2009, 5:12:00 PM  

THEY PAINTED HIM AS A DRUG USER!

GMoney said...
Apr 21, 2009, 5:34:00 PM  

i've been looking up and down SI.com pretty much all day (not specifically for this), and have not seen said apology anywhere...

questionmark said...
Apr 21, 2009, 6:39:00 PM  

You think Chris Mortensen is smirking today?

Morgan Wick said...
Apr 21, 2009, 8:00:00 PM  

never mind....found it


and of course Mort is smirking...he was probably going to report it first, but SI beat him to it...

questionmark said...
Apr 21, 2009, 8:01:00 PM  

Do you think they gave him a free SI subscription or old football phone as an apology?

walnuts said...
Apr 22, 2009, 11:04:00 AM  
freefun0616 said...
Sep 26, 2009, 8:46:00 AM  

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