On Wednesday the New York Post reported that New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has filed a lawsuit against ESPN and its top NFL reporter Adam Schefter, due to the aftermath of his now-infamous July 4th fireworks mishap last year. Schefter had obtained Pierre-Paul’s medical chart while he was in the hospital after surgery to remove his index finger, and he posted that information to his Twitter account, which ESPN televised soon after. Pierre-Paul had already reached a settlement with Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for the release of his records, and the hospital fired two employees who leaked the information to Schefter.

“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,” the suit says.

Schefter later admitted he “could have and should have done even more to protect [Pierre-Paul’s] medical records,” in an interview with Sports Illustrated. The reporter said he tweeted the image of the medical record to bolster a story about the surgery.

The photo of the record also contained information regarding another patient, and it came at a time when multiple reporters were reporting that Pierre-Paul’s index finger had been amputated. Schefter has become one of the biggest insider personalities in the world of football, and his word is generally unquestionable. When he speaks, he is usually believed, and as such he could have reported on the story without releasing the photo in the first place. While others need to establish their credibility, Schefter has been around long enough to where he is a credible and reliable reporter. The photo was redundant given who the information came from, and went too far. While the case will likely be settled out of court, Schefter will likely think twice before releasing private information in the future.

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