The New York Mets fired general manager Jared Porter on Tuesday, according to owner Steve Cohen. The firing came a day after ESPN reported that he sent explicit unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office.
Cohen tweeted Tuesday that the Mets “have terminated Jared Porter this morning,” less than 12 hours after ESPN’s Mina Kimes and Jeff Passan reported that Porter sent graphic uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Cubs.
At one point she ignored more than 60 messages from Porter before he sent a final lewd photo of an erect, naked penis. After receiving the vulgar image, she responded, “This is extremely inappropriate, very offensive, and getting out of line. Could you please stop sending offensive photos or msg.”
Read the full article. Porter was hired last month.
Breaking: The Mets have fired GM Jared Porter, according to owner Steve Cohen.
The news comes less than 24 hours after ESPN’s @minakimes and @JeffPassan reported that Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was with the Cubs. pic.twitter.com/w87bnsPSye
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 19, 2021