Jumping the gun?

A supposedly “leaked” list of the names included in the Mitchell Report has been making the rounds since mid-morning. Due to some misspellings and other questionable content, we decided not to hastily run with it, a decision apparently not followed by WNBC.

Claiming that Newschannel 4’s Jonathan Dienst had obtained the list of names, WNBC’s website posted the same list you might have seen in a variety of other places today. WNBC has since taken the list of names down with the following addition:

“A high-ranking MLB official said there are several errors in the list provided to WNBC.com by two sources. Original sources are standing by the preliminary list provided to WNBC.com. Therefore, we are working to clarify the list at this time.”

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