Jeremy Lin Meets Fired Headline Writer

ESPN gaffe apparently water under the bridge

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 28, 2012 12:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jeremy Lin has met with the ESPN headline writer who was fired over an offensive headline he wrote about the Knicks star's first loss, and all appears to be forgiven."It went incredible," Anthony Federico, 28, told Newsday. "We talked for an hour. I'm just so thankful." Federico has previously called the headline an "honest mistake."

Lin declined to talk about the meeting, which came about after a member of his family contacted Federico. They've been trying to coordinate a meeting ever since, but Lin's busy schedule has proved prohibitive. "The fact that he reached out to me … He's just a wonderful, humble person," Federico says. He says they bonded over their shared Christian faith, and talked about Lin's knee injury.

Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks in action against the during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2012 in New York City.
Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks in action against the during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2012 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin laughs during warmups before the NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge basketball game in Orlando, Fla. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin laughs during warmups before the NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge basketball game in Orlando, Fla. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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