NY Mets GM Jared Porter Gives Terrible Excuse After Getting Exposed For Sending Unwanted Explicit Pic To Female Reporter

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Recently hired NY Mets GM Jared Porter has only been on the job for about a month but he’s already found himself in some hot water.

According to an ESPN report, Porter sent an unwanted nude photo of himself to a female reporter after she ignored dozens of his texts back in 2016 while he was working as the Chicago Cubs director of professional scouting.

Via ESPN

New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit, unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016, culminating with a picture of an erect, naked penis, according to a copy of the text history obtained by ESPN.

The woman, a foreign correspondent who had moved to the United States to cover Major League Baseball, said at one point she ignored more than 60 messages from Porter before he sent the final lewd photo. The text relationship started casually before Porter, then the Chicago Cubs director of professional scouting, began complimenting her appearance, inviting her to meet him in various cities and asking why she was ignoring him. And the texts show she had stopped responding to Porter after he sent a photo of pants featuring a bulge in the groin area.

Porter continued texting her anyway, sending dozens of messages despite the lack of a response. On Aug. 11, 2016, a day after asking her to meet him at a hotel in Los Angeles, Porter sent the woman 17 pictures. The first 15 photos were of the hotel and its restaurants. The 16th was the same as an earlier photo of the bulge in the pants. The 17th was of a bare penis.

When Porter was contacted by ESPN for the story he initially denied sending the photos, but would later fess up to sending the penis pic but said that it was a “joke-stock image.’ Porter would later decline further comment when pressed by ESPN.

Reached by ESPN on Monday evening, Porter acknowledged texting with the woman. He initially said he had not sent any pictures of himself. When told the exchanges show he had sent selfies and other pictures, he said that “the more explicit ones are not of me. Those are like, kinda like joke-stock images.”

After asking whether ESPN was planning to run a story, he asked for more time before later declining further comment.

Baseball fans immediately blasted Porter for his “stock joke images” excuse.

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