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#pounditMonday, December 6, 2021

ESPN confuses Devin Booker with arrested Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler


Devin Booker is the sharpshooting young 2-guard the Phoenix Suns drafted No. 13 overall last summer. Devin Butler is the Notre Dame cornerback who was arrested over the weekend on preliminary felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting arrest. ESPN ran into a bit of trouble making that distinction on Saturday.

The Worldwide Leader in Sports had a rather embarrassing gaffe on an episode of SportsCenter when they used an image of Booker to accompany a story about Butler’s arrest.

Of course living in the era of social media, the goof would not go unnoticed and wound up going viral, even coming to the attention of Booker himself.

The network quickly issued an apology within the hour, which was read on the air by anchor Zubin Mehenti.

Apparently, 13.8 points per game in your first NBA season, All-Rookie First Team honors, and a personalized gift from The Black Mamba isn’t enough to garner some respect around these parts. Keep grinding, Book.

Image Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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