Who? New York Mets third baseman; ESPN reporter
Real? No, just a bogus rumor.
This fake email was sent around to various sports and celebrity blogs in December 2008:
As of Sunday Dec. 14, 2008, there were rumors of a sex tape featuring both sexy ESPN sideline reporter ERIN ANDREWS and the New York Mets’ DAVID WRIGHT. The video was thought to have been taken after a Rutgers football game which both attended in October 2007 at a hotel in New Jersey. Both the camera and video were apparently later stolen from Wright’s Mercedes soon thereafter, while it was parked in a garage near his home in New York City.
Since then the thieves or their surrogates have shipped clips of the escapade to Hollywood porn producers, including Red Light District, the porn production company behind the “One Night In Paris” Paris Hilton video. David Joseph, Red Light’s CEO, only offered, “We have seen the tape and we have yet to make any conclusions upon its veracity or whether we are interested in buying it.”
Someone sent this followup email around soon after:
Just dropping a line to let you know that the folks over at /b/ are making up a fake story about Erin Andrews having a sex tape with David Wright. Naturally, I do not wish to see my Princess’ name defamed like that. . . . Anyhow, they are making a fake torrent, rapidshare vid, yahoo questions, google analytics or some such nerdy brouhaha . . . the whole shabang
FYI — /b/ is the “random board” at anime/prankster forum 4chan.
The David Wright – Erin Andrews sex tape never existed, and the rumor itself was a prank.