New York Giants

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN and reporter Adam Scheffer for posting his private medical records.

When New York Giants star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul damaged his hand in a July 4th fireworks accident, a media firestorm ensued.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted JPP’s medical records to his millions of Twitter followers. Now, the 27 year old defensive end is suing ESPN and Schefter, according to Julia Marsh of the New York Post.

The suit claims,

“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”

As irresponsible as it was for Pierre-Paul to put himself in that kind of danger, he’s well within his rights on this one. That’s his confidential information, and how Scheffer got his hands on it, remains cloudy.

Between Schefter’s controversial acquisition of JPP’s medical records, and Al-jazeera’s of Peyton Manning‘s wife’s, it seems the line of respect for an individual has been easily bypassed in favor of breaking a story.

Pierre-Paul’s civil suit does not disclose monetary specifics, as noted by Marsh.

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