Herald reporter: 'Devastating leap of logic' led to story

Updated: May 17, 2008, 11:32 AM ET
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BOSTON -- The Boston Herald sports writer who reported the New England Patriots taped a pre-Super Bowl walk-through by the St. Louis Rams in 2002 said he will regret the erroneous story for the rest of his life.

"First and foremost, this is about a writer breaking one of the cardinal rules of journalism. I failed to keep challenging what I had been told," wrote John Tomase in Friday's editions of the newspaper.

Tomase explained what led to the publication of the Feb. ...

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