August 10, 2006

Sorry, Eddie Johnson

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that former NBA All-Star Eddie Johnson, a man with a significantly long rap sheet, had been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. It was an especially awful day for... the other former NBA All-Star named Eddie Johnson.

The Chicago Tribune, among other newspapers, mistakenly attributed the crime to the wrong Johnson, while other papers mixed in details about both players in their write-ups. The Tribune apologized today to the non-criminal Johnson; I'm still waiting for them to apologize to generations of Cubs fans.

If I were the good Eddie Johnson, I would sue the bad Eddie Johnson for causing harm to my reputation. If that guy could sue Michael Jordan for looking like him...

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 10, 2006 04:02 PM
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