Correction: Jackie Robinson Statue Defaced story

AP News
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 12:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — In an Aug. 11 story about the defacement of a Jackie Robinson statue, The Associated Press erroneously reported the source of a $40,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. The money is being offered by two supporters of The Jackie Robinson Foundation, not by the foundation itself.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Yank condemns defaced Jackie Robinson statue

Yankees' Mariano Rivera, who wears same No. 42 as Jackie Robinson, condemns statue defacing

New York Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera has condemned the defacing of a statue of Jackie Robinson outside a minor league baseball stadium in Brooklyn.

The reliever told the Daily News ( ) Sunday he hopes police find whoever scrawled the words "Heil Hitler," an expletive and racist epithets in black marker. Rivera, who wears a No. 42 jersey as Robinson did, said the vandalism was disrespectful and unacceptable.

The swastikas and hate speech were discovered Wednesday. On Thursday, the Parks Department removed them from the statue.

But police have not arrested anyone in connection with the defacement and are still investigating.

Two supporters of the Jackie Robinson Foundation are offering a total of $40,000 and the Daily News has offered $10,000 to anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible.