Penguins refute report of Crosby's arrest
Penguins center Sidney Crosby was not arrested early Wednesday in Canada, contrary to a report by the Ottawa Sun.
The paper's ownership group, QMI News Agency, issued a retraction about eight hours after posting the erroneous story.
“Earlier today, QMI Agency reported that Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby was arrested by Ottawa Police late Tuesday on driving-related charges,” read the retraction, which was posted at 11:22 a.m. “There was no basis for the story, and QMI unreservedly retracts the story in its entirety.
“QMI regrets the error.”
The Penguins emailed a statement also refuting the report.
“The Pittsburgh Penguins have spoken to Sidney Crosby,” the statement read. “He is not in Canada, and was not in Canada (Tuesday). He is continuing his training in preparation for training camp.”
Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau denied Crosby was arrested and tweeted, “We have had no dealings with Mr. Crosby.”
The story has been removed from the Sun's website, leaving only QMI's retraction.
The alleged arrest drew everything from incredulity to laughter on social media.
The Penguins begin training camp in about two weeks.
Jason Mackey and Josh Yohe are staff writers for Trib Total Media. Reach them at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and via Twitter @Mackey_Trib and @JoshYohe_Trib.
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