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That certainly didn’t take very long.
The New York Mets went on the offensive Tuesday morning, canning general manager Jared Porter just hours after a sexting scandal in which Porter allegedly sent pictures of his junk to a female came to light.
Mets owner Steve Cohen tweeted out the news of the dismissal of Porter.
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.
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) January 19, 2021
Porter wasn’t on the job very long, as he was hired by Mets team president Sandy Alderson this offseason, but now won’t even make it to opening day with the club.
The texts that are in question that Porter sent took place five years ago in 2016 when he was running the Cubs scouting department and he sent the photos to a foreign female reporter.
ESPN reported late Monday that Porter sent pictures, including one of his “erect, naked penis,” to the woman. A copy of the text history between Porter and the woman was published, making it almost a for sure that he was going to be fired.
The text messages were given to ESPN back in 2017 by the woman, who was working as a foreign correspondent for Major League Baseball.
The woman gave permission to the network publishing the theme of the texts after leaving journalism and sports media earlier this year.
The 41-year-old Porter fessed up to the mistake late Monday, and the Mets released a statement on the matter.
“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,” Mets president Sandy Alderson said in a statement.
“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.”
Cohen didn’t wait long to make the decision that the facts were too much to overcome, and the team will now be on the lookout for a new GM in the coming weeks.