UPDATE: Since I posted this entry, alert emailers have noted that the woman ESPN interviewed in December for an on-air position, Jennifer Santiago, posed nude for PLAYBOY pictorials in the late ’90s.
In 1998, Santiago posed for pictorials (under the pseudonym Jennifer Klarman) that appeared in several Playboy special editions. In one of her pictorials, she posed alongside fellow Villanova Law School graduate and former Playboy playmate Victoria Zdrok.
The Herald also noted that Santiago showed up at a South Florida function as Governor Charlie Crist’s “date”. Santiago later protested the word date, saying she was not intimate with Crist.
I’m assuming the poor souls at ESPN didn’t know about Santiago’s softcore porn past when they interviewed her. If they indeed didn’t, it wouldn’t have been the first major TV outlet that considered her for a job - only later to find out she had posed nude.