The NY Jets have trained hard and are a worthy team athletically. But they have character issues with their head coach and as a team. Now the scandal comes out that they may have made inappropriate advances by several of the players toward a female sports reporter who was visiting them at their practice field and also apparently went into the locker room. Yes, the Jets are immersed in scandal – again.
The story was reported on national media by Fox news and broke this afternoon.
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson apologized to female TV reporter Ines Saenz while the NFL is investigating her complaints of taunting and mistreatment by Jets players.
Sainz said that Jets coach Rex Ryan, one of his assistants and some of the team’s players allegedly pestered her with goofy, on-field antics and locker-room catcalls during and after a weekend practice at the Jets’ New Jersey facility.
Unfortunately this is coming down right before the home opener against the Baltimore Ravens; a game which this analyst has already guaranteed will be won by the Ravens and provide the Jets with their first loss of the season, en route to something of a catastrophe for their short-time head coach, “Mr. Class” Rex Ryan.
Here are details from the rest of the article and the link: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/09/13/jets-owner-apologizes-female-tv-reporter/
Sainz wrote on her Twitter page Monday morning: “Thanks everyone for your support. I already spoke to the NFL, which will decide if there will or will not be consequences. I can say that at the time I didn’t want to pay attention to what was happening but the rest of the media heard clearly and in solidarity have denounced what happened, hoping that there is always a respectful climate.”
During the portion of practice open to the media, Ryan and defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman purposely overthrew passes so they would land near Sainz, she said.
Later, during a locker-room availability, several players allegedly hooted and hollered when Sainz walked in. She later tweeted she was “dying of embarrassment.”
Sound like the team is all-set to make a run for the Super Bowl?