Justin Verlander doesn’t want to talk about Kate Upton and he certainly doesn’t want to talk about those naked pics and videos that appeared on the web. On Tuesday, Verlander briefly addressed the nude photo leak in an interview with Detroit reporters.
“I don’t talk about my personal life. I never have,” Verlander said before the Tigers played the Cleveland Indians. “I keep my personal life personal. The focus for me is on the Detroit Tigers. I don’t want to take any focus away from this team and what we’re trying to accomplish.
“We’re in the middle of a pennant race. We’re tryng to win a pennant. My focus is on whatever I can do to help our team.”
To the best of our knowledge, Justin Verlander was the only male celebrity whose phone was hacked. He has not said whether he will pursue legal action but girlfriend Kate Upton issued this statement through her reps.
“This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”
So that’s that. Their personal lives are personal and the FBI’s coming after you for hacking their phones.
In actual sports news, Justin Verlander pitches tomorrow against the White Sox. After missing some time with a shoulder injury, Verlander returned to the lineup with a better command of his fastball leading the Tigers to two wins. They’ll need more of that going forward if they are to catch the Kansas City Royals for the division lead.