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Miami Herald Incorrectly Reported Nate Diaz Was Arrested For Domestic Violence

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Earlier today, the Miami Herald erroneously reported that MMA fighter Nate Diaz was arrested in Miami over a domestic violence case. The newspaper has since retracted Diaz's name from the story and apologized for the error:

Pretty soon after the initial story broke, Diaz's representation was adamant that the story was wrong in a statement to ESPN MMA reporter Ariel Helwani:

There's no way to sugarcoat that this a pretty dire mistake from the Miami Herald, a legacy media institution, and it's quite possible that this is just the beginning of the fallout from it.