Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke is yet another athlete who has become the victim of a recent nude photo leak. The compromising photos surfaced about a month ago but began making their way around Twitter this week. On Monday, Burke apologized for putting his family and teammates in an uncomfortable situation.
“Publicly, I want to first and foremost apologize to my family [and] apologize to the Miller family, as well as my teammates,” he said, per The Salt Lake Tribune. “We already talked about it in the locker room. From this day forward, it won’t happen again. They were old pictures. They were meant to be kept private but they weren’t. So from this day forward my actions and my judgments will be much better.”
It is unclear if Burke was the victim of a “Fappening” type photo hack or if someone simply shared photos that Burke sent to them.
Last week, Hope Solo — another victim of a nude photo scandal — called it “sad and unfortunate” that so many women have had their rights violated through the unauthorized release of private photos. The Burke incident is a reminder that while most of the victims are women, men can also have their privacy violated. Remember, it was both Justin Verlander and Kate Upton who were victims of a hack.