NBC Sports Blog Runs Pic of Crack Addict Character Tyrone Biggums, Instead of Athlete ?

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An NBC Sports blog ran a photo of crack-addicted TV character Tyrone Biggums next to its post on a football player. (Credit: Card Chronicle, screenshot)

NBC Sports’s College Football Talk blog incorrectly used a photo of a crack-addict TV character to accompany its story on former football player Chris Hawkins, sports blog Card Chronicle reported.

NBC Sports’ story reported on Hawkins’  trial for “a felony charge of cocaine trafficking and misdemeanor marijuana possession dating back to April of 2009,” according to Card Chronicle.  Instead of including a photo of Hawkins, NBC Sports posted a photo of Tyrone Biggums, a character from Chappelle’s Show. Card Chronicle saved a screenshot of the story here.

The picture of Biggums is no longer on the site and has since been replaced with a photo of a helmet, Card Chronicle noted.

Biggums is a crack-addicted character on comedian Dave Chappelle’s Chappelle’s Show.

StinkyJournalism has written to NBC Sports’ College Football Talk asking for comment and if the site will post a correction. We will update with any response.

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NBC Sports Blog Runs Pic of Crack Addict Character Tyrone Biggums, Instead of Athlete?

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