Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul made headlines prior to the 2015 season for his involvement in a July 4th fireworks incident, which left his right hand mangled and deformed. Now, it appears that JPP is suing ESPN, as well as Adam Schefter, for leaking his medical records.
According to reports, Pierre-Paul is seeking more than $15,000 in damages in a civil suit against two powerhouses in the NFL. ESPN is, well, ESPN, and Adam Schefter is one of the best sources of news in regards to the NFL.
Per Julia Marsh of The New York Post: Schefter showed "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."
Marsh went further, describing the suit's contrast between the incident that occurred and his actual medical records: "...while the player's injury may have been 'a matter of legitimate public concern,' the 'chart was not.'"
Moving forward, it will be interesting to see if this hurts JPP's value on the free agent market. The more damming piece of evidence against The One Handed Wonder is that he only played in 8 games this season, registering a measly 1 sack. After a 2014 campaign in which he sacked the QB 12.5 times, it is questionable if the 27-year-old will be able to find a job in 2016.