Peter Gammons Gets His Jayson Blair On
Pearl Jam fan Peter Gammons screwed up. On ESPN.com, posted about 20 minutes ago, the esteemed Gammons posts an apology for swiping someone else's story. In his column on Wednesday, Gammons told the story of Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley and his recent "maturation." Problem was, it was the exact story Steve Henson had written in the Los Angeles Times a day earlier. Gammons apologizes by saying he "made an inexplicable oversight. I apologize to Steve Henson, the L.A. Times, and to ESPN.com readers." Time will tell if Gammons -- beloved by grandmothers and "grunge" rockers alike -- will be strung up the way Mitch Albom has, but clearly, it has been a tough week for journalists-turned-talking heads.
Gammons' apology (ESPN.com)
Gammons' original column (ESPN.com)
Henson's original LA Times story