Jared Porter was released from his post on Tuesday for sending many inappropriate texts to a reporter in 2016.
New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit photos, including a nude photo of a penis, to a foreign female reporter in 2016 after she had ignored dozens of other messages from him for several weeks.
– Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 19, 2021
The New York Met’s general manager was fired Tuesday morning after a case revealed by “ESPN”. In 2016, while working as chief recruiting chief for the Chicago Cubs, Jared Porter should have sent inappropriate messages to a reporter. In particular, he sent her pictures of male genitals. The 41-year-old confessed to sending explicit photos to the reporter, but explained that they were not his. He added that he later apologized to her and acknowledged that it was “very offensive” and “extremely inappropriate”.
The reporter explained that Jared Porter sent her more than 60 messages which she all ignored. She said she shared the harassment “to prevent it from happening to anyone else.” Obviously he is in a position of power. […] The other thing is, I never felt that he was genuinely sorry for me. ”
The New York franchise was quick to react: In a tweet published Tuesday, Steven Cohen, the owner of the club, announced that the offender’s contract had been terminated. He took the opportunity to remember the importance he attached to integrity, and this behavior deserved no tolerance.
We fired Jared Porter this morning. At my first press conference, I talked about the importance of integrity and meant it. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior.
– Steven Cohen (@ StevenACohen2) January 19, 2021
In a message to ESPN, Mets president Sandy Alderson explained that Jared Porter admitted his mistakes, expressed remorse and apologized. But that was not enough. “Mets take these issues seriously and expect professional and ethical behavior from their employees,” Sandy Alderson concluded.