A typo by the Charlotte Observer noted that injured New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis was suffering from a "herniated dick" instead of his actual herniated disc injury.
Romenesko first pointed out the hilarious mistake by the well-meaning newspaper on Wednesday. The paragraph read as, "Ex-Charlotte Hornet Baron Davis signed with the Knicks after being cut by Cleveland under the amnesty clause. Davis is recovering from a herniated dick."
How exactly did that mistake make its way into the newspaper?
Observer executive sports editor Mike Persinger explained in a blog post that it was simply a typo by an experienced editor.
"Observer reporter Rick Bonnell wrote the preview box, and in it he wrote that Davis, a former Charlotte Hornet, is recovering from a "herniated disc" in his back. The box was edited by an experienced copy editor, the reporter's first line of defense, and moved along in the production process as written.