For the second time in three years, a female Boston Red Sox beat reporter has had her relationship with a member of the organization called into question. This time, the rumors involve Red Sox manager John Farrell and former CSNNE reporter Jessica Moran, 32. Since the allegations came to light, Moran has resigned her position at the network, something that her former employers "supported," reports the Boston Globe.
In 2013, former Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was rumored to be dating NESN reporter Jenny Dell. She was taken off air after those rumors spread. The couple went public with their relationship on New Years Eve 2013. Dell joined CBS Sports in May 2014 and Middlebrooks joined the Padres in December 2014. They were married on Valentine's Day 2016.
The Boston Globe reports that, "In recent days at the Red Sox spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., there has been speculation among local and national baseball reporters about Farrell's relationship with Moran, who until Friday covered the team for the network. Asked about the nature of his relationship with Moran, Farrell declined to comment on Friday."
Moran texted a reporter at the newspaper saying, "I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet," having been with the company since September 2009. She had been the host of SportsNet Central, which aired nightly at 6 p.m., 10:30 .m. and 1:00 a.m.
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