Friday, May 14, 2021

Latest Posts

FIFAe World Cup 2021™: The battle of ultimate fame as world’s best meet in London

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 elite to compete for total prize pool of USD $500,000 FIFAe World Cup 2021 takes place from 6 to 8 August...

Tom Wilson Is Hockey’s Chief Villain. Or Is He?

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson, according to some of his peers, is a menace. A bully. A punk. A goon. He is reckless, vicious,...

Brian Rodriguez comes of age 

Rodriguez is one of the promising young talents Uruguay are banking on Winger has three goals in nine games with La...

Shohei Ohtani Is Thriving as a Two-Way Star

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Seventy-two years after his death, Babe Ruth, again, is having a moment. So, too, are Ted Radcliffe, Harvey Haddix, Sudden Sam...

Jared Porter of the Mets Accused of Harassing Female Reporter

Jared Porter reportedly sent dozens of unsolicited text messages — including one with a nude photo — to a reporter in 2016.

Mets General Manager Jared Porter sent over 60 unsolicited text messages, including one of a naked penis, to a female baseball reporter in 2016, ESPN reported Monday night.

The Mets, in a statement by Sandy Alderson, the team’s president, announced they would review the matter. The Chicago Cubs, who were Porter’s employers at the time of the incident, said they will investigate the issue as well.

Porter and the woman met just once, when he was the director of professional scouting for the Cubs, and the two exchanged business cards. The woman, who was not named in the report, told ESPN that she believed she was beginning a standard reporter-source relationship with Porter, but that Porter’s tone quickly became unprofessional. Her attempts to ignore the messages did not discourage Porter, and multiple messages included images that were sexual in nature.

The messages, which ESPN obtained in 2017 but did not report at the time because the woman feared reprisal from Porter, only stopped when the woman, who is not from the United States and does not speak English fluently, showed them to an interpreter and a player from her country, according to ESPN. They helped her write a response to Porter: “This is extremely inappropriate, very offensive, and getting out of line. Could you please stop sending offensive photos or msg.”

After a few messages of apology, Porter stopped texting the woman.

“I have spoken directly with Jared Porter regarding events that took place in 2016 of which we were made aware tonight for the first time,” Alderson said in a statement. “Jared has acknowledged to me his serious error in judgment, has taken responsibility for his conduct, has expressed remorse, and has previously apologized for his actions.”

“The Mets take these matters seriously, expect professional and ethical behavior from all of our employees, and certainly do not condone the conduct described in your story. We will follow up as we review the facts regarding this serious issue.”

A Mets spokesman did not respond to additional questions about whether Porter wished to comment. He spoke briefly to ESPN Monday night, telling the outlet the explicit photographs were not of him, but were “kinda like joke-stock images.” He declined further comment.

Porter was hired by the Mets just last month, charged with rebuilding a team that has made the playoffs just twice in the past decade, but has a new big-spending owner in Steven Cohen. Porter was hired away from the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he was the assistant general manager. He had previous stints with the Cubs and the Boston Red Sox.

Latest Posts

FIFAe World Cup 2021™: The battle of ultimate fame as world’s best meet in London

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 elite to compete for total prize pool of USD $500,000 FIFAe World Cup 2021 takes place from 6 to 8 August...

Tom Wilson Is Hockey’s Chief Villain. Or Is He?

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson, according to some of his peers, is a menace. A bully. A punk. A goon. He is reckless, vicious,...

Brian Rodriguez comes of age 

Rodriguez is one of the promising young talents Uruguay are banking on Winger has three goals in nine games with La...

Shohei Ohtani Is Thriving as a Two-Way Star

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Seventy-two years after his death, Babe Ruth, again, is having a moment. So, too, are Ted Radcliffe, Harvey Haddix, Sudden Sam...

Don't Miss

Canelo Álvarez Is Back, and Boxing Is Back to Its Usual Uncertainty

Beyond Álvarez’s bout on Saturday night with Billy Joe Saunders, it is not very clear where boxing is headed. Thank the sport’s usual gamesmanship.Four...

Ubaldo Jimenez Gets College Degree, Honoring a Promise to His Mother

When leaving the Dominican Republic, Ubaldo Jiménez promised his mother he’d get an education. Twenty years later, he graduated from college — with honors.When...

The Super League Founders Are Now at War With One Another

Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona are threatening to extract damages from their former partners in a doomed European Super League.Less than two weeks after...

Zion Williamson’s Year in College Was Worth More Than He Got

His name surfaces again in a lawsuit over shoe company payments to college players. But the surprising part is the paltry sums involved.Zion Williamson...

Even in a Loss, Yankees (and Their Fans) Show Some Pluck

A recent hot streak and a series win over the hated Houston Astros have dramatically improved spirits in the Bronx.Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros’...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.