A bombshell report by ESPN has led to the New York Mets firing General Manager Jared Porter.
Porter, a Minnesota native who grew up in Wayzata, is accused in the ESPN report of sending a foreign correspondent covering the MLB in America a photo of his penis while he worked for the Chicago Cubs in 2016.
According to ESPN, Porter, who was hired by the Mets in December, sent the reporter more than 60 texts that went ignored before he sent photos "of his pants featuring a bulge in the groin area" and an image of his "bare penis." The report states:
"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."
Mets owner Steve Cohen announced Porter's firing Tuesday morning.
"We have terminated Jared Porter this morning. 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," he tweeted.
Porter, 41, spent the first 15 years of his life in Minnesota before his family moved to Massachusetts. He previously worked for the Cubs, Diamondbacks and Red Sox.