On Sunday, Sept. 4, The Statesman reported, as did several other news outlets, that former Stony Brook defensive lineman Victor Ochi signed to the practice squad of the New York Jets.
Our publication was able to confirm reports with both the team and Jared Fox, one of Ochi’s agents.
According to a correction issued by the team’s official Twitter account at 5:38 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Ochi did not sign with the Jets:
Correction: LB Victor Ochi visited yesterday, but did not sign to our practice squad. There are currently 6 spots filled on the squad.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 5, 2016
After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Ochi signed with the Baltimore Ravens in free agency. After playing with the Ravens in preseason, Ochi was released from the team as part of the final roster cuts prior to the regular season.
Fox declined to speak on the record on Monday, while the Jets were unable to be reached directly prior to the publication of this article.
The Statesman is continuing to investigate this story.