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Written by solari, August 31, 2013, 3 Comments,
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By: Gator Country Staff

Let’s get the tough part out of the way. We reported that Jay-Nard Bostwick was among five Florida players suspended for game one against Toledo. It turns out that the information was correct on the other players, but inaccurate regarding Bostwick and for that, Gator Country apologizes to Mr. Bostwick, his family and Will Muschamp and the Florida coaching staff.

Gator Country has a long history of breaking stories and a policy of checking and double checking the facts before the story is run, a policy that dates back to 2004. In this case, Gator Country received information Thursday night that players would be suspended for game one. By the time the story was run on Friday, multiple sources were contacted and they confirmed the accuracy of the information. The sources that were used were proven and reliable, but again, the information they provided about Bostwick was not accurate.

Again, we apologize for the inaccuracy of our report and for any embarrassment that it has caused Jay-Nard Bostwick and his family. It was never our intention to do anything except report the news factually. When we are wrong, we admit it. In this case, we were certainly wrong about Jay-Nard Bostwick.

  1. gatorr4lifeAugust 31, 2013, 8:10 pm

    Mistakes happen. Glad to see the apology was quick and sincere. Gator country is first class all the way. Now don’t let it happen again! (;

  2. keypoxSeptember 1, 2013, 10:55 am

    Do you believe that these ” sources that were used were proven and reliable” are still proven and reliable?

    And since you were wrong on those how can you feel confident on any of your “proven and reliable” sources?

    This is supposed to be a fan website, how about only jumping the gun on positive info. Let espn and all the other websites put the gators down, with their reliable facebook and twitter “proven and reliable” sources.

    • solari
      Raymond HinesSeptember 1, 2013, 11:49 am

      Absolutely. They’ve proven very reliable in the past, however, no one ever gets everything 100% right all the time. It’s impossible. The fact that we got 4 out of 5 suspensions correct underscores this.

      While I do agree that we are a fan site, we are also a news site and it’s our job to report the news as we get them as long as it has to do with the Florida Gators.

      Gator Country is a company driven by authenticity and honesty. When we report facts, no matter how ‘negative’ they may be, we feel the same disappointment all true Gator fans do. But if we only reported positive facts our readers would not the get 100% coverage they trust us to provide.

      Ray

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By: Gator Country Staff

Let’s get the tough part out of the way. We reported that Jay-Nard Bostwick was among five Florida players suspended for game one against Toledo. It turns out that the information was correct on the other players, but inaccurate regarding Bostwick and for that, Gator Country apologizes to Mr. Bostwick, his family and Will Muschamp and the Florida coaching staff.

Gator Country has a long history of breaking stories and a policy of checking and double checking the facts before the story is run, a policy that dates back to 2004. In this case, Gator Country received information Thursday night that players would be suspended for game one. By the time the story was run on Friday, multiple sources were contacted and they confirmed the accuracy of the information. The sources that were used were proven and reliable, but again, the information they provided about Bostwick was not accurate.

Again, we apologize for the inaccuracy of our report and for any embarrassment that it has caused Jay-Nard Bostwick and his family. It was never our intention to do anything except report the news factually. When we are wrong, we admit it. In this case, we were certainly wrong about Jay-Nard Bostwick.

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