Eriq Gardner reports:
ESPN has decided to settle up instead of further fighting a lawsuit that had the potential of impacting press freedoms. And an NFL star who suffered an embarrassing medical issue is also walking away from his multi-million dollar privacy claims by accepting some undisclosed consideration.
The privacy claims were made by New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after ESPN star football reporter Adam Schefter revealed that Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated after a July 4 fireworks celebration in 2015. Schefter broke the news via a tweet that included a screen shot of Pierre-Paul’s medical chart.
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