ESPN's SportsCenter made quite an error in their broadcast of Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler's arrest last night.
First, Butler was arrested yesterday on preliminary felony charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting arrest. Then, when reporting the arrest on Saturday night’s SportsCenter, ESPN managed to confuse Butler with Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker. They very clearly selected the wrong photo for the broadcast.
The hiccup definitely didn't go unnoticed by viewers. Social media lit up, calling out the station for the error.
When they realized the mistake, SportsCenter issued an apology. Anchor Zuban Memento read the statement after the commercial break.
You can watch it below:
The transcription of his apology is below:
“We are back on SportsCenter, and an apology we’d like to make. When reporting on a story earlier this hour on Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler, we accidentally used a photo of the Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker. We all here at SportsCenter do sincerely apologize for that mistake.”
Butler has since been indefinitely suspended by Notre Dame's football program.