Gang green’s rookie quarterback Geno Smith may have more in common with predecessor Brett Favre than just tossing balls and getting sacked.
Atlanta nursing student Jackie Presley tells Confidenti@l that she enjoyed a fling with Smith that started out virtual, but soon turned into something more.
Favre, of course, was the gridiron gunslinger accused of texting pics of his member to former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger.
According to the 25-year-old Presley, her relationship with the 23-year-old Smith started when she realized he was following her on Instagram in December and said hello.
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Presley says she was enraged when she found out Smith had a girlfriend.
“As soon I followed him, he wrote under one of my pictures, ‘What’s your.’ And I was like, ‘What’s my what?’ And he put ‘number,’ ” she told Confidenti@l.
Presley said she gave Smith her number, and he immediately texted, “Hey, what’s up?”
After a bit of small talk, Presley says, Smith texted, insisting that she send him photos of herself. After obliging, Presley decided it was her turn to play offense.
“I was like, ‘Send me a penis picture.’ And he was like, “I won’t send it but I’ll show you over Facetime,’ ” Presley claims. “I Facetimed him, and he just showed me.”
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It was alleged that Jenn Sterger received explicit photos from quarterback Brett Favre during the 2008 season.
The vivacious athletic supporter claims that she snapped a screenshot of Geno’s junk and filed it away for safe keeping.
According to Presley, Smith told her he had a road game against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 15 and suggested they set up their own private huddle at a Charlotte, N.C., Courtyard by Marriott. She claims they did just that the Saturday before the Panthers trounced the Jets 30-20. Presley says she and Smith teamed up again on Christmas, this time for a home game. But Smith was no Santa Claus.
“He paid for me and a driver to come to his (New Jersey) home, which was 50 minutes from New York City, where I was staying,” she said. “I spent the night and everything, and then in the morning the driver wanted $ 100 to take me back to New York City, and Geno didn’t want to pay it. He just left (to go to work).”
Presley, who says she later was enraged to learn Smith had a girlfriend, said, “I texted him, ‘You’re such an a——. I can’t believe you did that.’ ”
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Favre was fined $ 50,000 for failing cooperate with the investigation into the alleged sexting.
Frustrated, Presley sent the pic allegedly of Smith’s Johnson to BallerAlert.com. The photo and accompanying article have since been removed from the site. She also set up a fake Instagram account in Smith’s name, which was quickly removed.
Accordingly to Presley, Smith texted her, “You made a fake page and now my girl’s seen it.”
Presley says she replied, “F— you, you’re an a——.”
The Jets had no comment.
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Tracy Reese won’t be be presenting a show in the Fashion Week tents this time around.
REESE IS PITCHING HER TENT IN CHELSEA
Designer Tracy Reese has exclusively confirmed to Confidenti@l that she is leaving the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week next month. Instead, the designer, a favorite of Michelle Obama, will show at Center 548 in the Chelsea Arts District on Feb. 9. Reese, a stalwart supporter of the tents, has shown in them each season since their creation.
“For 2014, I simply had the desire for change … to try a new location. The open, loft feeling of Center 548 will serve as a blank canvas that I can freely transform to showcase my fall 2014 collection,” Reese told us. “ This is a way to expand our format and the overall creative vision of the brand.”
The resulting hole in Lincoln Center’s lineup is also likely to reignite criticisms of racial imbalance in the fashion world that arose last season, when Reese and B. Michael were the only black designers on the official Fashion Week roster hosting shows at the tents.
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Lindsay Lohan found herself in the same restaurant with Ray LeMoine.
FLASHBACK TO A SWINGING TIME
Lindsay Lohan and Ray LeMoine broke in the New Year at separate tables at Meatpacking District restaurant Toro. Lohan and LeMoine’s paths famously crossed in Miami last month, when the rehabbing actress was staying at a mansion where writer LeMoine and hotel heir Baron Hilton got into an altercation that resulted in Paris’ little brother eating a knuckle sandwich. On Tuesday, LiLo dined with her brother Michael while LeMoine and his literary agent sat nearby.
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Maksim Chmerkovskiy, dancing despite it all.
HE LANDED ON HIS FEET
Call it dancing with DeBarge. Fresh off his split with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton , former “Dancing with the Stars” standout Maksim Chmerkovskiy and 25 friends partied at Meatpacking District resto-lounge Manon, where they rented a private alcove, chowed down on a five-course dinner, drank Perrier-Jouët Champagne and then danced off the calories with help from DJ Mel DeBarge . Meanwhile, Upton tweeted a New Year’s photo of herself hanging out with her family.
GLAMAZON HELPS AMAZON
Gisele Bundchen can be pretty and save the rainforest, too. The Brazilian bombshell has joined the Rainforest Alliance’s Board of Directors, where by the sound of things she’ll be more than just a pretty face. “As a Rainforest Alliance board member, I look forward to calling upon my experience not only as an international spokesperson but as an entrepreneur and global citizen to support the Rainforest Alliance’s on-the-ground efforts,” Bundchen said in a statement.
WHEN YOU WAIT UPON A STARR
Ringo Starr is very picky about which clerk helps him when he goes shopping. According to our snitch, Starr came into the Maxfield clothing store in West Hollywood and told staffers, “I only want that girl helping me!” pointing to a petite female employee. The young woman served as his personal shopper, but we’re told it left the other workers annoyed they didn’t get to help the aging Beatle with his wardrobe.
RICKY MARTIN DOES A SPLIT
He’s living the single life! Ricky Martin has reportedly split from longtime partner Carlos Gonzales. Martin, the surrogate father of 5-year old twins, had been with Gonzales for five years. “Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences,” a rep for Martin told People magazine. After years of speculation, Martin announced in 2010 that he was gay.
WINDOW ON THE PAST
lIt’s good to see hotelier Andre Balazs has a sense of humor. At the reopening of Diamond Horseshoe — the glitzy cabaret beneath the Paramount Hotel — we admitted to Balazs that in a previous gig we had broken a series of stories about guests having sex in the windows of his Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District. “I remember those stories. I had to call City Hall and ask if we had a problem,” Balazs told us about articles that helped put the hotel on the map. Also there to see hot new show “Queen of the Night” were Sir Ian McKellen, Peter Gallagher and Zachary Quinto.