INDIANAPOLIS — Jason Pierre-Paul is reportedly suing ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter for “improperly obtaining” the defensive end’s medical records from a Florida hospital and publishing it on Twitter.
According to the New York Post, Pierre-Paul filed the suit in Florida on Wednesday.
“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. It does not specify money damages.
Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated and had parts of his right thumb and right index finger removed after a fireworks accident at his home in Florida on July 4.
Schefter published the medical chart several days after the accident while reporting the severity of the injuries.
The suit reportedly says that while information about the injury could be considered “a matter of legitimate public concern” the “chart was not.”
The Post reported that a spokesman for ESPN and Schefter declined to comment.