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Why an NFL Player Is Suing ESPN and One of Its Reporters

Feb 25, 2016  •  Post A Comment

ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter were hit with a lawsuit Wednesday filed by NFL player Jason Pierre-Paul. The New York Post reports that the New York Giants defensive end filed a suit in Florida alleging a violation of his privacy.

“The NFL player blew off a finger in a July 4 fireworks mishap and was treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, according to his lawyers Mitchell Schuster and Kevin Fritz,” the Post reports. “Schefter ‘improperly obtained’ Pierre-Paul’s medical chart showing the defensive end had his right index finger amputated and posting the record on Twitter to nearly 4 million followers, the suit says.”

The lawsuit, which does not state money damages, states: “This action arises out of ESPN reporter Schefter’s blatant disregard for the private and confidential nature of plaintiff’s medical records, all so Schefter could show the world that he had ‘supporting proof’ of a surgical procedure.”


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