Yesterday, the Las Vegas Raiders Report published a story by our own Scott Winter stating that sources had confirmed Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch had missed a scheduled meeting with new coach Jon Gruden.
Despite relying on multiple sources for this information, the veracity of the claim could not be verified after further editorial review. The story has been removed from our site and we apologize to the parties involved for the error, including Mr. Lynch.
As a website that includes a staff complete with former daily newspaper journalists, wire reporters, and others, we take very seriously our mission to report timely and accurate information for our readers. Clearly, in this case, we missed the mark.
As such, we have reviewed our editorial process and have made immediate changes to ensure we limit the opportunity for this to happen in the future. We have worked hard in the year since we launched the site to earn our readers trust and loyalty. We also want to apologize to you for this error.
Mr. Winter also issued his own public statement which you can see below:
Doug please accept my apologies to you and your client Marshawn. In light of your comments and other reports it's obvious I received some very bad information from usually spot on sources. I always strive for accuracy and honesty in all my articles, retraction forthcoming https://t.co/jTNFIpt32f
— Scott Winter (@Scott_WinterNFL) February 10, 2018