Early Saturday, news surfaced that Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was being sued for $250,000 by his New York City landlord for unpaid rent on a TriBeca apartment.
The Mets right-hander responded via Twitter on Saturday evening, telling his side of the story.
"So let me get this straight. I fairly, and in food faith offered to pay 2 months rent (over 50K) to a landlord for a place I was never going to step foot in due to a global pandemic that took a severe toll upon the residents of NYC, gave timely notice to attempt to try and re-rent, while getting TJ and now living in Florida for rehab, and the landlord tries to extort me for 250K while leaking this story to the media, and I'm the bad guy? Yeah, ok. See you in court pal."
According to the lawsuit, Syndergaard rented the three-bedroom apartment on an eight-month lease for $27,000 a month back in February, but has yet to pay rent since his March 20 intended move-in date.
Court documents claim that Syndergaard "repudiated and abandoned his obligations under the Lease, refusing to take possession of the Leased Premises, and declining to make any of the required payments."
Syndergaard had Tommy John surgery performed in Florida on March 27, shortly after spring training was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.