Mets fire Jared Porter after report that GM sent lewd texts to reporter in 2016

The Mets have fired general manager Jared Porter following an ESPN report introduced Monday thorough lewd, harrassing and inappropriate text messages sent to a overseas reporter in 2016.

New Mets operator Steve Cohen took to Twitter to announce the information, referencing the “great importance of integrity” from his introductory push convention with the crew.

“We have terminated Jared Porter this early morning,” Cohen’s tweet reads. “In my first push convention I spoke about the great importance of integrity and I meant it. There ought to be zero tolerance for this form of conduct.”

On Jan. 19, ESPN’s Mina Kimes and Jeff Passan reported that Porter sent 60 text messages to a overseas correspondent masking the Cubs when Porter was a member of Chicago’s entrance office environment in 2016. The messages included an picture of a bare penis. Porter declined to remark on the report.

The reporter, who has now remaining the journalism field according to ESPN, did not appear ahead out of panic of her career currently being harmed and repercussions in her residence region.

“My No. 1 inspiration is I want to stop this from taking place to an individual else,” she advised ESPN. “Obviously, he’s in a considerably greater position of electricity. I want to stop that from taking place yet again. The other matter is, I in no way genuinely acquired the notion that he was certainly sorry.”

Porter had apologized to the reporter for the messages in 2016 following recognizing they were “particularly inappropriate, pretty offensive, and having out of line.”

Porter advised ESPN on Monday that he had texted with the girl but stated that “the far more explicit types are not of me. Individuals are like, kinda like joke-stock images.”

Porter, forty one, was employed by the Mets in December. He had been with the Diamondbacks prior to having the Mets position.