Sports JPP trying to "gawker" espn

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  1. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    A Florida judge today denied ESPN’s request to dismiss an invasion of privacy lawsuit that was brought against them by Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul last February. Today’s ruling brings the suit that much closer to trial, andaccording to Pro Football Talk, the trial is scheduled to begin next August.



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    Jason Pierre-Paul Sues Adam Schefter And ESPN For Tweeting His Medical Records
    New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has sued Adam Schefter and ESPN for posting his…Read more

    Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN and NFL reporter Adam Schefter for publishing a picture of his medical records last summer.

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    ESPN’s lawyers argued before the judge that the case should be dismissed due to First Amendment protections. ESPN’s argument is that Pierre-Paul’s finger amputation—which occurred after he blew up his own hand in a fireworks mishap—was a matter of legitimate public concern given that Pierre-Paul is a famous athlete.

    Pierre-Paul’s lawyers do not dispute that their client is a public figure and that Schefter had a right to report news about his accident, but they maintain that it was unnecessary for Schefter to tweet out an image of the records themselves, and that doing so was a violation of Pierre-Paul’s privacy.
     
  2. ur done

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    I hate JPP but really hope he wins. ESPN is pretty much TMZ at this point, with possibly a more liberal agenda.
     
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  3. ljc

    ljc fish sucks on the stick Gold

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    i have never heard of jpp. but jcp rules.
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