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Screw You, Ex-Mets GM Jared Porter

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.

via ESPN.com

Dammit, dude. What the hell?!

SIXTY messages! SIXTY! How do you even get past, oh I dunno, TWENTY-FIVE before not being able to take a hint? This isn’t an instance where perseverance pays off. It’s not like after FORTY-FIVE texts she’s suddenly going to be like, “Ya know what? I do like this guy.”

Dude. Take a freaking hint.

Actually. scratch that. DON’T take a freaking pic. Especially not of your dick and send it to a woman 62 times without her ever responding. You think you’re being sexy? You think you’re being flirtatious? You’re being creepy as hell. And since you’re in a position of power, you think you can get away with it.

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.”

Joke stock images? Even if that was the case – it’s not, but let’s say it was – what the hell are you doing searching stock images of dicks?

You’re a creep, dude. And you’re finally reaping what you sowed.

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

On Tuesday morning, the Mets fired Porter, according to a tweet from owner Steve Cohen: “In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it,” Cohen tweeted. “There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior.”

What is with dude’s obsession with sending dick pics? Very few – if any – women are attracted to that. And most who say they are, are probably lying. ألعاب الروليت Women have enough of a hard time making it through most industries – especially sports, because of dickheads in the work place or online. How about this, fellas? Don’t be a dickhead. Crazy thought, I know. But you’ll be surprised how easy it is to not be a dickhead.

Meanwhile, this poor young woman. And I shouldn’t have waited this deep into my blog to bring her up, because she’s the true victim in this. Don’t believe me? Check this:

In December 2017, ESPN obtained the messages after being alerted to their existence by a baseball source. ESPN reached out to the woman, interviewed her and was prepared to report about the allegations but did not do so after the woman concluded her career would be harmed if the story emerged. ESPN has periodically kept in contact with the woman — who since has left journalism — and, in recent days, she decided to speak up only on the condition of anonymity because she fears backlash in her home country.

“My number one motivation is I want to prevent this from happening to someone else,” she told ESPN through an interpreter. “Obviously, he’s in a much greater position of power. I want to prevent that from happening again. The other thing is, I never really got the notion that he was truly sorry.”

“I know in the U.S., there is a women’s empowerment movement. But in [my home country], it’s still far behind,” the woman said. “Women get dragged through the mud if your name is associated with any type of sexual scandal. Women are the ones who get fingers pointed at them. I don’t want to go through the victimization process again. I don’t want other people to blame me.”

That stuff pisses me off. Guys, don’t be a creep to women. Ever. Whether you think they like you or not. لعبة الحظ الحقيقية Screw you, Jared Porter. I thought about never saying your name, even once, in this blog, but then I realized it needs to be said. Your name needs to be made into an example. In fact, just to drive home that point, I’m going to say your name SIXTY-TWO TIMES.

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Also, this might be the first time I’ve ever said this, but credit the Mets. They did NOT wait long after this story came out before they canned his ass. That’s how you change a culture, and I respect their new owner Steve Cohen. bet365 عربي That’s boss. It’s a shame it’s coming off their best offseason in years, but that speaks to this move even more. They didn’t try to justify it. Or let him “get help.” They canned his ass and said zero tolerance, bitch. Well done, Mets. And screw you, Jared Porter.

Austin

Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter (which he apparently thought was important enough to share here). He also wears pants everyday.

Austin

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