Deadspin started the ball rolling on the case, and since then a number of the major news outlets have picked it up. Today The Star Ledger has the latest on the case.
On Friday, sports web site Deadspin.com teased a story involving Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and his alleged romancing of a 17-year-old girl, promising full details today. The complete story included photos allegedly taken inside Sanchez’s bedroom and an account by a 17-year-old high school student, referred to as “E.K.”, who claimed to be romantically involved with Sanchez, 24.
The law would not prohibit such a relationship if conducted in either New York, where the age of consent is 17, or New Jersey, where 16 is the legal age to consent.
The woman who took the photos, listed in a letter from her lawyers as “E.K.”, provided the pictures to the site before getting cold feet and seeking counsel, Deadspin said.
In today’s story, Deadspin quotes E.K. as having been in contact with the Jets and been advised by the Jets public relations staff on how to handle the situation. When the original post came out, the Jets issued a brief statement: “We are not going to discuss Mark’s private life.”
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