Jason Pierre-Paul Suing ESPN And Reporter For Leaking His Medical Records
It came as little surprise to most when ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to tweet the details of Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's medical records last July.
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
However, JPP is now suing ESPN and Schefter for violating his privacy and the state of Florida's medical records statute, which reportedly states medical records are to remain between a patient and his or her caregivers.
JPP claims Schefter "improperly obtained" his medical charts, which told the world the defensive end had a finger amputated following his then-mysterious July 4 fireworks accident.
It should be noted the bulk of the lawsuit targets the hospital's faults, and Pierre-Paul is reportedly suing for just $15,000, which, in my opinion, is a clear indication he's more interested in dragging ESPN through the mud than actually making a profit.