NFL linebacker threatens to leak photos of an ESPN reporter at a strip club

NFL linebacker threatens to leak photos of an ESPN reporter at a strip club
Matthew Judon is set to hit the free agent market this offseason.Scott Taetsch/Getty Images
  • Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon threatened to reveal photos of ESPN reporter Jamison Hensley at a strip club.
  • Judon made the threat via an Instagram story.
  • Judon's squabble with Hensley stems from an issue with a report on Judon's current contract negotiations.

An NFL linebacker has threatened to leak scandalous photos of an ESPN reporter at a strip club.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon, who is set to become a free agent this offseason, posted an Instagram story demanding an apology from ESPN's Jamison Hensley for an apparent inaccuracy in his reporting on Judon's contract negotiations. Judon threatened to release the photos if an apology is not made.

The article that Judon has taken issue with is Hensley's financial breakdown of what it would take for the Ravens to keep Judon in Baltimore long-term. ESPN published it on Tuesday.

In the article, Hensley cited an anonymous source claiming that the Ravens offered Judon a contract extension during the season with an annual salary of $16.5 million and that Judon declined the offer. The article has since been updated to include: "Judon has disputed this report."

Judon claims that it is against league rules for his team to offer him a contract during the season after receiving a franchise tag the previous year, which is correct according to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.


"Any Club designating a Franchise Player shall have until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on July 15 of the League Year (or, if July 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the first Monday thereafter) for which the designation takes effect to sign the player to a multiyear contract or extension. After that date, the player may sign only a one-year Player Contract with his Prior Club for that season, and such Player Contract may not be extended until after the Club's last regular season game of that League Year."

Judon also claims his camp has not communicated with Hensley and questions the source of the information.

Judon and Hensley went on to engage in a public Twitter argument on Thursday.

Thursday's incident was not the first disagreement between Judon and Hensley over reporting on Judon's contract situation. In January, Hensley reported that Judon was looking for a deal with an annual salary upwards of $20 million. Judon claimed that report was false on his Instagram as well.