Derek Jeter no time for ten-year-old rumors.
In the upcoming ESPN documentary series The Captain, the former New York Yankees shortstop finally addresses a longstanding rumor that he gave gift bags to women after a one-night stand with them in the 90s, according to the Daily Beast. . reported.
The seven-part documentary tells the story of Jeter’s 20-year Major League Baseball Hall of Fame career and his life “on and off the baseball field.” release from ESPN.
Throughout his decades-long career, Jeter has made headlines for his high-profile flings after being involved with a long list of famous women, including Mariah Carey, Jessica Biel and Vanessa Lachey. marriage Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis in 2016.
The happy couple have children Bella Rain, 4, Story Gray, 3, and 7-month-old River Rose.
Jeter did not refer to the article at the time of publication, but said he was well aware of the story and showed that there was not an ounce of truth in it.
Yes, I read the article. Yes, of course,” Jeter said of 2011. New York Post a story that has taken on a life of its own. “You know, you see this and then you realize how the hell people came up with this? You know, basically, that’s all. And who’s gonna believe this shit? And you believed it!”
“This is a story that has become larger than life. People keep repeating this story that never happened. Never has,” Jeter added.
The article also claimed that he would send women through the back door of his house to avoid the paparazzi, and from there the baseball player would then put them in a car where a basket of memorabilia signed by Jeter was waiting for them.
The rumor spread so far that strangers approached Jeter to tell him how they used the gift basket strategy in their lives.
In the series, the five-time World Series champion opened up about how gossip led to a particularly embarrassing moment with a fan.
“I remember one time I was at Starbucks and some random guy showed up behind me and he said, ‘Hey, I just want you to know that I’m giving away gift baskets because you did,’” recalled Jeter.
“And I turned around and said, ‘You fucking idiot! And the look on his face… like, he thought I was going to say, “Yeah, well done, man!”
The speculation didn’t end there.
In 2011, a source in the story claimed that Jeter slept with the same woman multiple times but forgot, which resulted in the woman receiving the same legendary gift bags twice without Jeter realizing his mistake.
“This summer, he slept with a girl he had dated once, but Jeter seemed to have forgotten about the first time and gave her the same parting gift, a gift basket with a baseball signed by Derek Jeter,” the source said.
The source added, “Basically, he gave her the same gift twice because he forgot to meet her the first time!”
The series will also reveal intimate details of Jeter and Davis’ difficult path to fatherhood.
In 2017, Davis wrote on Tribune of playersrevealing the details of their marriage.
She explained that when she met him, she wanted to “get to know him on her own terms” and not through information circulating on the internet.
“Derek and I met in the off-season and I think it was a lucky break. This allowed us to spend some time together away from New York. I didn’t have any preconceptions about who he was and I didn’t need more than this: I had met the nicest guy and wanted to get to know him on my own terms. Not Google,” she wrote.
The Captain is executive produced by Spike Lee, Mike Tollin, Mandalay Sports Media, Excel Sports Management media division Excel Media and Connor Shell in association with the Players’ Tribune and Major League Baseball.
The series will air on ESPN and ESPN+ on July 18 at 10 p.m. ET.