Derek Jeter Addresses One-Night Stand Gift Basket Rumor: “It’s a Dumb Story”

Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter speaks onstage at the 15th annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation gala. Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Harold & Carole Pump Foundation

Guys, seriously? Derek Jeter sat down for an interview on the debut episode of Undeniable with Joe Buck on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and finally addressed years-long rumors about his less-than-charismatic morning-after routine.

In 2011, a New York Post item claimed that the former New York Yankee shortstop used to give women he had one-night stands with a gift basket in the morning.

Jeter, 41, scoffed at the rumors.

“On top of it, it was a gift basket of my own memorabilia,” he told Buck. “So, it’s a dumb story. And you really have to be dumber to believe it. But they [the public] believe it.”

The athlete added that he had chosen not to address the rumors previously because “once you address it, you have to address every single rumor that comes out and then if one time if you don’t, they automatically assume it’s true.”

Earlier this month, the former playboy confirmed his engagement to model Hannah Davis in a subtle nod on his website, The Players’ Tribune.

“I had no idea what I was in for as a new dog owner,” he wrote in a post on Thursday, Nov. 3. “He was a Christmas gift last year from my fiancee, whose family had Mastiffs growing up. I’ve never owned a pet in my life.

Jeter and Davis, 25, began dating in 2012, and the athlete popped the question in late October.

According to an insider, the baseball player is “totally in love” with Davis.

“Their relationship works because they are both supportive and sweet to each other,” the source told Us. “They almost never fight.”

Jeter previously dated a long list of Hollywood beauties, including Minka Kelly, Vanessa Lachey, Jordana Brewster, and Mariah Carey.

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