Mecole Hardman Strongly Denies Shocking Accusations of Leaking Jets’ Game Plan to the Eagles

After Sauce Gardner accused Mecole Hardman of leaking the Jets' game plan to the Eagles, Hardman has come out and denied the allegation.

Recently, former New York Jets wide receiver Mecole Hardman made some negative comments about his time in the Big Apple. Those comments were followed by an implication by Sauce Gardner that the Jets’ game plan against the Philadelphia Eagles was leaked.

Now, Hardman has come out and said that those accusations are false.

Mecole Hardman Denies Allegations of Leaking Jets’ Game Plan

In a since-deleted post on X (formerly Twitter), Gardner insisted that the Jets had their offensive game plan leaked ahead of the team’s October game against the Eagles — a game in which the Jets won 20-14.

“We ain’t gon talk about how our offensive gameplan got leaked vs. the Eagles tho,” Gardner said in the post.

While he didn’t specifically mention Hardman, Gardner made his post immediately after Joe Douglas’ thoughts on the Hardman situation reached the timeline on X, suggesting that he may have been referring to Hardman.

Jets tight end Kenny Yeboah also joined in on the accusations that Hardman leaked the Jets gameplan.

“He’s tripping out, he ain’t talk about his own work ethic and how the Georgia Eagles got our game plan,” Yeboah said in response to a post about Hardman. 

The Eagles have a plethora of players on their defense from Georgia, which is where Hardman went to college, so it appears Yeboah is suggesting Hardman leaked the Jets’ game plan to the fellow Georgia products on Philadelphia’s defense.

Now, Hardman has spoken out and is looking to defend his name and put an end to the rumors.

“There were FALSE accusations made about me and MY CHARACTER! To set the record straight, I have never and would never leak gameplans to another team. I have never been a person to give an opponent an upper hand I always want to win no matter the circumstances!!!!!” Hardman posted on X. 

Hardman has been the center of some controversy after expressing his unhappiness with the Jets organization on Wednesday’s episode of “The Pivot Podcast.”

“I know what winning looks like. I know what winning is,” Hardman said.

“Y’all keep telling me certain things, I’m not going for that because y’all are not doing it right. We got helmets on the ground, we don’t got no discipline, people feel like it’s too many individual egos in this locker room. I’m telling them, that’s not gonna get y’all to win. It’s not going to happen.”

This also resulted in Jets general manager Joe Douglas responding to questions about Hardman’s critiques and what led to his unhappiness with the team. Douglas explained things simply didn’t work out.

“I’ll just say, look, we were excited to sign Mecole,” Douglas said. “He was excited to obviously join our team. Xavier Gipson really came on for us this year, and he did an outstanding job for us. So, ultimately, we made a decision to move on from Mecole, but our process of adding Mecole, he was excited to be here, and it just didn’t work out. And a lot of that has to do with Xavier.”

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Hardman was ultimately traded back to Kansas City at the trade deadline. The Jets finished 7-10 and didn’t make the playoffs, while Hardman finished the year by catching the game-winning touchdown in the Chiefs’ 25-22 overtime win in Super Bowl LVIII. It’s Hardman’s third Super Bowl win with Kansas City.

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