General Manager Jared Porter’s standing with the team may be in a shaky state late Monday night following a report that showed he sent unsolicited texts and pictures to a female reporter in 2016 with a shot of a naked, pillaged penis Were.
ESPN reported that Porter, then working for the Cubs, sent the woman – a foreign correspondent who had gone to the US to cover pictures of Major League Baseball – 17. The first 15 photos were of a hotel and restaurant. The 16th was a bulge in her pants and the 17th was of the bare penis.
Porter admitted to ESPN that he had texted with the woman, but initially did not send any photos of himself. With more evidence he refuted the explicit pictures, calling himself a “joke stock image”.
Porter, 41, was hired from the Diamondbacks last month as the Mets’ new GM under team president Sandy Alderson.
“I have spoken directly about the events in 2016 that we were first exposed to,” Alderson said in a statement Monday night. “Jared has acknowledged to me his grave 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 condemn the conduct described … We will review the facts about this serious issue.”
As ESPN reported, Porter met a woman at Yankee Stadium in June 2016 and they spoke briefly – when they had ever spoken.