Former Jets host Jennifer Sterger joined the growing chorus on Thursday criticizing ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Sterger recalled the Brett Favre scandal of 2010 in which she allegedly received inappropriate photos of the then Jets quarterback, and pointed to Schefter’s report on the situation.
“A certain reporter also published a false statement on my part in 2010 … saying that I had ‘agreed to cooperate with the NFL investigation’ in an attempt to force my hand and intimidate me,” tweeted Sterger. “What I wrote to him in the DMs” is false and sloppy reporting. “”
Schefter came under fire this week following a Los Angeles Times report that he emailed a full draft of an article on the 2011 NFL lockout to the former president of the Washington football team Bruce Allen.
On Wednesday, he released a statement via ESPN about his journalistic integrity, which Sterger appeared to question – although she did not tweet the journalist’s last name.
“Next report update from her: ‘Ms. Sterger says it’s wrong,” she wrote in a second tweet. “Me again: ‘No, no .. Adam, quote me next time.'”
Schefter reported on the Sterger-Favre imbroglio in a 2010 ESPN article, in which he quoted Sterger’s attorney as saying his client was scheduled to meet with the NFL at the time about the investigation.
“There are journalists and there are pawns… learn the difference when you digest any kind of media,” wrote Sterger, now podcast host and comedian. “There are people out there who do honest work and there are others who just do auctions.”