As if the Jets don’t have enough on the field to worry about today, the team also is still dealing with an off the field issue with a female reporter.
Ines Sainz, a reporter for TV Azteca, claimed she was getting comments made about her and catcalls from players as she covered practice. Now she says that it was Ok, and that she in no way feels offended or felt in danger being in the Jets locker room.
“I want to make clear that in no moment did I even feel offended, much less at risk or in danger while there,” Ines Sainz told Spanish-language program DeporTV on Monday.
“I entered the locker room and there were some comments and some games,” she said. “A colleague came up to me to apologize for what was happening, for the things that were going on, since obviously they were making jokes about me.”
“It was simply a situation that got out of hand. I waited for the interview with Mark Sanchez, we did it and it turned out great…the next day the press is reporting that I was a victim of harassment and inappropriate behavior by the Jets,” Sainz continued. “The owner, Mr. Johnson called me to apologize for his team’s behavior.”
“Thanks to everyone for their support and concern!” Sainz wrote in Spanish via Twitter on Monday. “I already testified before the NFL, and it’s up to them to decide whether or not there’ll be any consequences.”
The 32-year-old has worked for Mexico’s TV Azteca for several years, and has covered events such as the Super Bowl and the U.S. Open. She got attention in 2008 when she scored an “exclusive” interview with Terrell Owens.
The hottie is married and was named one of the “Five Sexiest Sports Reporters in the World” by FHM in 2009.