Sterger recalled the 2010 Brett Favre scandal in which she allegedly received inappropriate photos from the then-Jets quarterback, and pointed to Schefter’s reporting on the situation.
“A certain journalist also published a false statement from me in 2010.. saying I had ‘agreed to cooperate in the NFL investigation’ in an attempt to force my hand & bully me,” Sterger tweeted. “To which I wrote him in DMs ‘that’s false & some sloppy bulls–t reporting.'”
Schefter has been under fire this week following a Los Angeles Times report that he emailed a full draft of a story about the 2011 NFL lockout to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen.
On Wednesday, he released a statement through ESPN about his journalistic integrity, which Sterger seemed to call into question — though she did not tweet the reporter’s last name.
“Next report update from him: ‘Ms. Sterger says this is untrue,'” she wrote in a second tweet. “Me again: ‘No, no.. Adam, quote me next time.'”
Schefter did report on the Sterger-Favre imbroglio in a 2010 ESPN story, in which he quoted Sterger’s attorney as saying that his client was expected to meet with the NFL at the time about the investigation.
“There are journalists & there are pawns.. learn the difference when digesting any kind of media,” Sterger, now a podcast host and comedian, wrote. “There’s people out there doing honest work & there’s others just out doing peoples bidding.”