ESPN obtained medical charts that show Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had right index finger amputated today. pic.twitter.com/VI5cbS1uCw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2015
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is has filed a lawsuit against ESPN and Adam Schefter for posting his private medical records from his July fireworks accident.
Pierre-Paul, 27, sued ESPN and Schefter in a Florida court on Wednesday citing a violation of privacy.
According to Pierre-Paul’s lawyers’ Mitchell Schuster and Kevin Fritz:
“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”
Schefter later in an interview with Sports Illustrated admitted he “could have and should have done even more to protect [Pierre-Paul’s] medical records.”
Ultimately, Jason Pierre-Paul returned from the accident and played 8 games in 2015. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent when free agency starts on March 9th.