Christine Brennan of USA TODAY reports Sunday on the alleged behavior by the New York Jets in their treatment of TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz.
(Sainz posted the above photo today in response to her alleged harassment)
Brennan has a complete roundup of the situation, which includes a Sunday morning NEW YORK POST report that Jets Coach Rex Ryan on Saturday during a team practice directed assistant coach Dennis Thurman to deliberately conduct a passing drill near Sainz. Sainz was also allegedly harassed in the Jets locker room by team members.
Sainz, who was at the practice to interview Mark Sanchez, wrote of the incident on her Twitter account in Spanish Saturday morning:
“I die of embarrassment! I am in the locker room of the Jets waiting for Mark Sanchez while trying not to look to anywhere!”
The Jets have since released a statement reporting that an investigation is underway into the behavior of Jets coaches and players around Sainz.
Sainz is well-known in sports media circles for dressing in what some might consider a provocative fashion while covering major sporting events like the Super Bowl and World Cup. She took to her Twitter account Sunday to defend herself in that regard. Read more…
With a new NFL season approaching, we’re looking forward to another year of exciting & titillating coverage. And we know just the lady to provide it: Ines Sainz.
As you may or may not recall (but will be happy to be reminded), Ms. Sainz is a sports reporter for Mexico’s TV Azteca. She made quite an impression at Super Bowl Media Day a few years back, and last season even got a camera-shy Terrell Owens to come out of his shell. (TV tip to T.O.: Get Ines on your reality show, and folks might actually tune in.)
Let’s hope that CBS or Fox or NBC or ESPN can broker some kind of talent exchange deal with TV Azteca, so we can see Ines strut her stuff on the sidelines from San Diego to Cincinnati, move her money maker from Miami to Minnesota, bounce that butt from Baltimore to the Bay Area … well, you get the idea.
(More pics of Ines after the jump.)
Before Terrell Owens spilled his heart out on Sunday, he spent the previous week shying away from the media - until one ravishing reporter caught his eye.
T.O. spent last Wednesday’s press conference hiding behind a curtain. But when he peaked out, he spotted a curvaceous blonde with a press pass. Terrell proceeded to wave the reporter over and chatted it up with her, no doubt discussing backfields in motion and defensive penetration.
But who is the lovely lass with the nice…media room demeanor?