Meagan Broussard, the 26-year-old Texan who was the recipient of Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D – NY) sexts, has a baseball connection.
Her brother, Ben Broussard, played seven seasons in the bigs with the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. If you’ve never heard of him, you’re probably not alone.
Broussard, a former second-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds, batted a middle-of-the-road .263 during his career. His last season in the majors was 2008, when he played in only 26 games. His Twitter account has been silent since June 2.
In fact, Meagan is probably more famous than her brother at the moment after an ABC News exclusive broke up the Weiner case.
Broussard, who describes herself as disinterested in politics and previously unaware of Weiner, said that she has never met the congressman in person and doesn’t “think he’s a bad guy.” And, she said, she participated in risque online chats — as she has done with other men online — with the man she presumed to be Weiner.
During one flirtatious Facebook chat last month, Broussard said, she issued the man on the other end a challenge.
“I asked him to take a picture and write ‘me’ on it so I would know,” Broussard said in an interview.
The reply, she says, came moments later. Email records provided to ABC News by Broussard show that at 3:08 p.m. on May 5th she received a message from firstname.lastname@example.org, which is listed as an email address for Weiner on one campaign document found online.
After Weiner, who’s married, admitted to texting sexual messages and photos to several women yesterday, Meagan was quick to pounce on her 15 minutes.
She’s appeared on both Fox News and ABC News, where she admitted to receiving pics of Weiner’s, uh… weiner.
Sorry. Couldn’t resist.
Hell, I’d let her see mine.