ESPN reports that New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent “explicit photos” — yes, a d*ck pic — along with dozens of creepy texts to a reporter back in 2016 when he was with the Cubs:
New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit photos, including a naked picture of a penis, to a foreign female reporter in 2016 after she had ignored dozens of other messages from him for weeks.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 19, 2021
Click on the tweet below for the pixilated photo:
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) January 19, 2021
According to the report, a total of 62 messages were sent:
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 19, 2021
Is anyone surprised?
The Mets will ALWAYS BE THE METS https://t.co/Ivwnq1LAo8
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) January 19, 2021
He’s been at this new job for a little over a month now:
Jared Porter when he was introduced as the Mets' GM, 35 days ago: "What we've talked about the most is a cultural shift, for one. Adding good people to the organization, improving the organizational culture."
Hard to see how he can be a part of that process now.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) January 19, 2021
And he’s admitted a “serious error in judgment”:
The Mets said General Manager Jared Porter acknowledged a “serious error in judgment” after ESPN reported that he sent dozens of unsolicited messages — including one with an explicit photo — to a female reporter in 2016. https://t.co/a3Eqz213Xs
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 19, 2021
The Mets haven’t made a decision on his future, but if we had to guess. . .he’s a goner:
The Mets have released the following statement from team president Sandy Alderson, regarding an ESPN story that GM Jared Porter sent explicit text messages to a female reporter in 2016: pic.twitter.com/WmQNer4O2i
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 19, 2021
UPDATE: He’s gone:
We have terminated Jared Porter this morning . In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it.There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior.
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) January 19, 2021