ESPN fires employee for offensive Lin headline

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ESPN issued an apologetic statement and disciplined two employees after a racial slur appeared in a headline for their mobile site late Saturday night.

The network got in trouble after they ran the inappropriate headline following Lin and the Knicks' winning streak ended Friday night, the Washington Post said. ESPN executives took action Sunday, firing the employee responsible for the headline and suspending an anchor that used the phrase for 30 days.

"We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin," ESPN said in the statement on its Web site. "His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN. Through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism, we will be better in the future."

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