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Derek Jeter Launches 'The Players’ Tribune' to Provide Athletes with 'Unfiltered Voices' to Fans

Derek Jeter Launches 'The Players’ Tribune' to Provide Athletes with 'Unfiltered Voices' to Fans

Derek Jeter carries his suit jacket while leaving a building on Thursday afternoon (October 2) in New York City.

The 40-year-old retired athlete just started a website called The Players Tribune, which is described as “a new media platform that will present the unfiltered voices of professional athletes, bringing fans closer to the games they love than ever before.”

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“I realize I’ve been guarded,” Derek wrote in a letter on the site. “I learned early on in New York, the toughest media environment in sports, that just because a reporter asks you a question doesn’t mean you have to answer. I attribute much of my success in New York to my ability to understand and avoid unnecessary distractions.”

He continued, “So I’m in the process of building a place where athletes have the tools they need to share what they really think and feel. We want to have a way to connect directly with our fans, with no filter.”

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    He reminds me of Steve Wilkos. Does anyone else see it?