Paige apologizes for using SportsBusiness Journal’s quotes

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Three quotes in Woody Paige‘s Sunday Denver Post column appeared word for word in a SportsBusiness Journal piece by John Ourand, who called out Paige on Twitter, reports Michael Roberts. He writes:

How is he trying to make amends?

“I talked to John and I apologized to him,” Paige allows. “I told him it was a mistake, and he accepted that and said he enjoyed the column.”

In addition, Paige shared the situation with the folks at the Post, “and based on my conversations this morning, there will be a correction run” in the print edition; the online version linked above now includes the proper attribution, as well as a note pointing out the change.

That’s fine by Paige. “I don’t know that I chose to be in this limelight, but I chose to be in this business,” he says. As such, scrutiny over his every word “comes with the territory. And I know better.”

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  • Anonymous

    OK, so Woody’s got an explanation for why he lifted the quotes. But does he have an explanation for why they don’t match?

    Ourand:

    He asked, “Are we ever going to make money?”

    “It was the first thing he asked Bill,” Maxwell said.

    Paige:

    “The first thing he asked Bill was: ‘Are we ever going to make money?’” Colorado
    cable pioneer Paul Maxwell told the Sports Business Journal.