Tuesday, Mar 02nd

Last update07:23:23 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Mets fire GM Jared Porter for sending explicit, unsolicited text message images to female reporter

Mets fire GM Jared Porter for sending explicit, unsolicited text message images to female reporter

E-mail Print PDF
Jared Porter fired

Jared Porter was fired as the general manager of the New York Mets on Tuesday morning, hours after acknowledging in a report by ESPN's Mina Kimes and Jeff Passan that he sent unsolicited sexually explicit images to a female reporter while employed by the Chicago Cubs as their director of pro scouting in 2016. An explicit image was the final message in a string of 62 consecutive unanswered texts.

"We have terminated Jared Porter this morning," Mets owner Steve Cohen announced on Twitter. "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."

Porter met the woman in a Yankee Stadium elevator in June 2016 and asked her three times to get a drink before the day was over, according to Kimes and Passan. She eventually stopped responding to his text messages, but Porter continued to text her anyway, including sending images. Here's more from Kimes and Passan, who obtained screenshots of the messages:


Most Recent Related Stories...

Fulton DA’s investigation into Trump heads to grand jury

Fulton County DAFulton County prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for...

Spat on, cussed out, assaulted: how Covid is endangering security officers

Security officers unsafe during Covid They have been spat on, accosted by Covid-19 deniers and assaulted for merely enforcing state rules. When...

Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief

Trump probe focuses on CFO State prosecutors in Manhattan who are investigating former President Donald J. Trump and his family business...

Tyson to offer vaccinations to thousands of Iowa meat plant workers

Tyson to vaccinate thousands of workersTyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, said on Monday it would offer COVID-19 vaccinations...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!