Jared Porter Biography — Wiki
Jared Porter is the new general manager of the New York Mets who was fired Tuesday morning less than 12 hours after ESPN reported he had sent inappropriate text messages and pictures, including one of an erect p*nis, to a female reporter in 2016.
“In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior.”
Jared Porter Age
Jared Porter is 41 years old. He was hired as GM in December.
Jared Porter FIRED by ESPN: Case Details
According to ESPN, Jared Porter started texting the female reporter, whose name is withheld, in 2016, when he was the director of professional scouting for the Chicago Cubs. The stream of texts lasted for months and eventually included pictures, one of which showed a man with a bulge in his pants.
At one point, according to ESPN, Porter sent more than 60 messages that went unanswered.
Porter initially told ESPN he did not send the pictures, but when informed there were selfies among the photos, he said: “The explicit ones are not of me. Those are like, kinda joke-stock images.” Among the later text messages were attempts by Porter to apologize to the woman.
The woman met Porter in person only once and the two exchanged business cards in a Yankee Stadium elevator in 2016. ESPN obtained the messages in 2017 but it did not report the story because the woman, who is not from the United States and is not fluent in English, feared reprisal from Porter.
“Being alone in a different country made it tougher,” she told ESPN through an interpreter.
The woman no longer works in journalism, according to ESPN, and has returned to her home country. In their texts, the woman sent a photo of herself, something she said was not unusual in her country. The two had attempted to meet and as the plans kept falling through, Porter sends a flurry of texts.
She eventually confided in a player and an interpreter who, according to ESPN, helped her respond.
“This is extremely inappropriate, very offensive, and getting out of line,” she wrote. “Could you please stop sending offensive photos or msg?”
The woman also told her supervisors, who referred her to a lawyer and a Cubs employee from her home country. She told ESPN that the employee informed her that Porter wanted to apologize in person, something she did not want to do and urged her to use the situation to her advantage.
The employee confirmed for ESPN that he had discussed the matter with her. Asked about her claim that she had been told to use the situation, the employee replied: “I was just listening to both. I didn’t want to ruin anything. I didn’t want to be on one side.”
What we know so far about Jared Porter
It is unclear whether the Mets will make a move to replace Jared Porter as GM before the start of the 2021 season.
Alderson has a vast background in baseball operations and headed up the Mets’ front office before Porter was hired. The Mets also have an assistant GM, Zack Scott, whom they hired away from the Boston Red Sox. He was a finalist for the GM job that went to Porter.