Former Jets star Jennifer Sterger joined a growing choir on Thursday criticizing ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Sterger recalled the 2010 Brett Favre scandal, in which he took inappropriate photos from the then-Jets quarterback and pointed to Schefter’s report on the situation.
“A journalist also made a false statement from me in 2010. I said ‘I agreed to cooperate in the NFL investigation’ in order to force my hand and harass me,” Sterger wrote on Twitter. “The letters I wrote to him are ‘false and insignificant bulls – not accountable.’
Schefter was criticized this week after the Los Angeles Times reported that he had emailed former VFL president Bruce Allen with a full draft of the story about the NFL blockade.
On Wednesday, he released a statement on ESPN about his journalistic integrity, which Sterger seemed skeptical about – even though he didn’t tweet the reporter’s last name.
“Subsequent report update:“ Ms. Sterger says that’s not true, “he wrote in a second tweet.” I said again, “No, no.
Schefter reported on Sterger-Favre imbroglio in an ESPN story in 2010, in which he quoted Sterger’s lawyer as saying that his client was expected to meet with the NFL during the investigation.
“There are journalists, there are pawns … learn the difference in digesting any media,” Sterger, now a podcast and comedian, wrote. “There are people out there who do honest work, while others make people’s offers.”