Derek Jeter finally addressed the swag bags for his infamous one-night stands, proving yet again he’s the most overrated athlete of all time
Derek Jeter has finally addressed the long-standing rumors that he would give “swag bags” to girls who would come over after one of his infamous one-night stands.
Jeter acknowledged the story ahead of the release of “The Captain”, a seven-part ESPN docuseries premiering on July 18th.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the backstory, back in 2011, The New York Post published a story titled “JETER’S BOOTY HAULS” alleging that Jeter had been “bedding a bevy of beauties in his Trump World Tower bachelor pad—and then coldly sending them home alone with gift baskets of autographed memorabilia” – and accidentally gave the same woman identical swag.”
New York Post – Jeter’s Booty Hauls
“Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them a car to take them home the next day. Waiting in his car is a gift basket containing signed Jeter memorabilia, usually a signed baseball,” a friend of the woman told the Post. “This summer, he ended up hooking up with a girl who he had hooked up with once before, but Jeter seemed to have forgotten about the first time and gave her the same identical parting gift, a gift basket with a signed Derek Jeter baseball.”
Jeter never addressed the rumors over the last 11 years, but now, with the upcoming release of The Captain, Jeter finally set the story straight.
Derek Jeter Shoots Down Swag Bag Story
“Yeah, I read the article. Yeah, of course,” says Jeter. “You know, you see it, and then it’s like, how the fuck did people come up with this? You know, basically, that’s it. And who would believe this shit? And you believed it!”
He continues: “I remember being at a Starbucks one time and there’s some random guy behind me and he says, ‘Hey, I just want to let you know that I’m giving out gift baskets because you did.’ And I turned around and said, ‘You’re a fuckin’ idiot!’ and the look on his face… like, did he think I was gonna say, ‘Yeah, good job, man!’”
“It’s a story that became larger than life. People keep regurgitating this story that never happened. Never happened,” he concludes.
I’m not really sure what to make of this new development. Is Jeter simply trying to scrub his past of any scandalous stories before releasing The Captain, which highlights his baseball career? That could definitely be a possibility. It’s also possible that the story was actually fake and Jeter never addressed it at the time because it made him seem like a fucking boss.
Regardless, the only thing this actually proves is the fact that Derek Jeter is even more overrated that I initially thought.
After all these years, I thought Jeter was the man because of this swag bag story and now he’s throwing water on all the flams 11 years later.
I have no idea why he would even admit that the story wasn’t true in the first place. That was the best part of his legacy and now we are left with nothing and at this point, there’s really no reason to even watch The Captain.
If Jeter wasn’t throwing around swag bags, then the only thing to really talk about is the fact that he was a member of a New York Yankees team in the golden-era of baseball surrounded by a lineup where he was never the best player. Those Yankees teams didn’t have a single hole 1-9 in the batting order. Jeter simply benefitted from being drafted to the right team at the right time.