Derek Jeter has a long-running rumor about himself, and it has nothing to do with his work on the baseball field. The Captain, an upcoming docuseries from ESPN reflecting on the former MLB star’s career, addresses this rumor head-on

The 48-year-old finally talked about it, but turned down anything about the rumor being true. The rumor first came to life back in 2011, when one of his friends talked to The New York Post about his hooking-up habits. It is alleged that he gives his one-night-stands gift baskets. The friend described his whole ritual.

[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.

Derek Jeter addressed the article. He confirmed reading the article and said that he found all the things said about him completely ridiculous. And then he accused his fans of believing in the rumors.

Yeah, I read the article. Yeah, of course. You know, you see it, and then it’s like, how the f*ck did people come up with this? You know, basically, that’s it. And who would believe this sh*t? And you believed it!

Jeter revealed another instance when the rumor came up. He recalled being a Starbucks and a guy in line told him that he was giving out gift baskets as a nod to Jeter passing along gift baskets. That instance did not end well for the guy.

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 f*ckin’ idiot!’ and the look on his face… like, did he think I was gonna say, ‘Yeah, good job, man!’

Derek Jeter has a vibrant dating history, as he’s dating some high-profile celebrities. The list includes Mariah Carey, Vanessa Lachey (then Minnillo), and Minka Kelly. However, Jeter married Hannah Davis back in 2016 and shares three daughters with her. The 7-part docu-series is set to premiere on July 18, ESPN.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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