With this absolute endorsement from the Washington Post, "the sharks now smell blood in the water." It is never a good idea to state that a reputable paper, a paper that broke the Watergate Scandal posted rumors.
On December 29th, Amy Shipley of the Washington Post wrote an article complete with names and quotes stating that Sean Hutchinson had resigned from his coaching position at the Fullerton Aquatics Swim Team (FAST) after being confronted regarding rumors of a swimmer/coach romantic relationship, a concept forbidden by USA Swimming despite participants being adults: [Link]
Soon after USA Today followed up with their own story which pretty much collaborated what the Washington Post had written but included even more quotations by Bill Jewell.
Then on January 6th, Swimming world posted that the Washington Post Story was innaccurate in that Sean Hutchison did not resign and everything was all good.
I wrote the Washington Post for either an endorsement and/or a clarification and The Washington Post responded quickly and aggressively making it extraordinarily clear they meant every word.
Here is a snippet from the letter I received:
"... Of course we stand by our original story. Both parties told us in plain language they were going separate ways. There was no confusion about this. I believe the quotes we used were quite plain. ..."