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Yeah, see, yesterday was just a terrible day to be a former basketball player named Eddie Johnson who happened to not be accused of child molestation.

The Eddie Johnson you know is the former Suns and Illini star who is a broadcaster for the Phoenix Suns. He is not โ€” repeat NOT โ€” the child molestor. The Eddie Johnson you don't know went to Auburn, played for the Hawks a long time and was arrested for child molestation.


It is easy to confuse the two: Just ask The Chicago Tribune, which confused the two for its final editions yesterday, and was forced to apologize today. (Ooops!) Skip Bayless also made the same mistake on "Cold Pizza" yesterday. Good rule of thumb: If the Eddie Johnson you're reading about is doing something bad, it's not the Eddie Johnson you're thinking of. Cool?

Ex-Sonic Eddie Johnson Accused Of Child Molestation, But Not That Eddie Johnson [Seattlest]
An Apology To Eddie Johnson [Chicago Tribune]