Charlotte reporter Dan Tordjman offered a Twitter apology yesterday and his employer, ABC affiliate WSOC, issued an on-air mea culpa in the aftermath of his spreading a false rumor about Robinson Cano being busted for performance-enhancing drugs by MLB.
Tordjman also promised to make a donation to the Robinson Cano Foundation as part of the apology. Cano's agent Scott Boras noted that he's "happy the apology was issued."
What's interesting is that the station felt it necessary to issue a "correction," despite Tordjman making the claim on his personal account and it never actually having been reported by the station. Despite whatever attempts journalists make to separate their personal social media thoughts from their published reporting, that line seems to be thoroughly and irreparably blurred.