Ines Sainz: Reporter Allegedly Harrassed by Football Players
Boys will be boys?
The New York Jets are starting their 2010 season on the wrong foot. Players on the football team are now under investigation after being accused of sexually harrassing a television reporter, Ines Sainz.
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Sainz, a reporter for Mexico's TV Azteca and a former Miss Spain, was at the Jet's training facility on Saturday to interview quarterback Mark Sanchez when she says she was the victim of an endless barrage of catcalls and piggish behavior from the players.
Not only that, but the coaches were involved as well. Sainz claims head coach Rex Ryan, who has won fame in New York for the team's success under his leadership, and an assistant threw footballs at her feet.
Later, even though she tweeted that she was "dying of embarrasment," Sainz said in an interview that she really didn't think the whole thing was a big deal.
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"I was surprised to wake up on Sunday and have a call from the NFL, saying that they wanted to talk to me about what had happened at the Jets; and I asked… what happened?" Sainz told TV Azteca. "And they said well there is a pretty powerful accusation of harassment and then it was at that point I realized the magnitude of what had happened."
Acting on a complaint filed by the Association for Women in Sports Media, the NFL is now conducting an investigation to see if players and coaches on the New York Jets acted inappropriately.
The scandal comes just in time for the Jets first game of the season. They play the Baltimore Ravens tonight on Monday Night Football.