Who is Jared Porter? NY Mets general manager admits he sent unsolicited penis photos to female reporter
The text messages reveal that she had stopped responding to Porter after he sent a photo of pants featuring a bulge in the groin area
New York Mets General Manager Jared Porter reportedly acknowledged on Monday, January 18, that he sent an unsolicited photo of an “erect, naked penis” to a female reporter in 2016. The photos came after dozens of texts from Porter that the woman did not respond to.
The female foreign correspondent who moved to the United States to cover Major League Baseball stated at one point that she ignored more than 60 messages from Porter before he sent the final gross snap. The text relationship started when Porter was the Chicago Cubs director of professional scouting. At that time he started the conversation by complimenting her looks and inviting her to meet him in various cities and asking why she was ignoring him. And the text messages reveal that she had stopped responding to Porter after he sent a photo of pants featuring a bulge in the groin area. But Porter continued messaging her anyway and sent dozens of messages.
On August 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 the restaurants, the 16th was the same as an earlier photo of the bulge in the pants and the 17th was of his bare penis.
On Monday, Porter acknowledged texting the woman journalist, He initially said he had not sent any pictures of himself, but later he said that "the more explicit ones are not of me. Those are like, kinda like joke-stock images."
"I have spoken directly with Jared Porter regarding events that took place in 2016 of which we were made aware tonight for the first time," Mets president Sandy Alderson told ESPN on Monday night. "Jared has acknowledged to me his serious 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 condone the conduct described in your story. We will follow up as we review the facts regarding this serious issue," he added.
Born on November 23, 1979, in Wayzata, Minnesota, Porter moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts when he was 15. He went to Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts, and Bowdoin College. He played baseball and hockey for the Bowdoin Polar Bears, and graduated in 2003 with a degree in History. Porter did his internship for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, he joined the Boston Red Sox as an intern, becoming their director of professional scouting in 2012. He spent two years with the Chicago Cubs before he was hired by the Diamondbacks in the 2016-17 offseason. On December 13, 2020, the Mets hired Porter as their general manager.