Give a scandal a sexual angle and everyone wants to see pictures of the parties involved. In the case of the TV Azteca reporter, Ines Sainz, and the New York Jets, the pictures everyone seems to be searching the Internet for shouldn’t be too difficult to find. Ines Sainz, on top of being on almost every list of “sexy” or “sexiest” female sports reporters (along with Erin Andrews and Jill Arrington), is a former Miss Spain, and pictures of her, including photos of her in bikinis, are easily found. And, given the nature of the current scandal that originated with the New York Post, the Google search is on.
The New York Post broke the story of Ines Sainz and a couple of incidents that occurred at a New York Jets practice at a facility in Florham Park, N. J. It has been alleged that head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coach Dennis Thurman purposefully overthrew passes so they would land near her during an open media session. Then, later, when she entered the New York Jets locker room for an interview with quarterback Mark Sanchez, she was allegedly subjected to numerous catcalls, hoots, and yells.
One male reporter apparently attempted to intercede, asking if she was okay. New York Jets lineman Kris Jenkins was alleged to yell, “This is our locker room!”
But the New York Jets team execs are taking the matter seriously. In a statement, they noted: “The New York Jets believe that reporters have a job to do, and it is our obligation to provide them with proper and professional access.
“Woody Johnson spoke with Ines Sainz of TV Azteca today to discuss the time she spent covering the team yesterday. He stressed to Ines that he expects all members of the Jets organization to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.”
Sunday night, Joanne Gerstner, of the Association for Women in Sports Media, spoke with NFL representatives and the Jets about the alleged incidents.
Jets spokesman Bruce Speight, stated: “We are working with that organization to schedule an educational and awareness session with the team.” He added that the matter would be discussed at a team meeting Monday evening.
For her part, Sainz later posted to Twitter that she was “dying of embarrassment” and trying to not look around after she had entered the locker room.
In response to allegations that she had been inappropriately dressed when the alleged incidents occurred, Ines Sainz posted a picture of herself on Twitter maintaining she was not “inappropriately dressed.”
Contributing to the salaciousness of the story, the New York Post even describes Sainz as a “sexy reporter,” a “knockout” and a “bombshell blond.” As for the former Miss Universe contestant, she is known as “the hottest sports reporter in Mexico.”
The story has remained in the Top Ten Google Trends (most sought-after search terms) since the details of the alleged incident(s) broke, including stints at the top position. “Ines Sainz pictures” is the latest incarnation of the developing story.
According to Popcrunch, the New York Jets front office has been dealing with the recent featuring of the Jets on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” where the players and coaches were shown in a less-than-professional light.
The New York Jets increased their publicity woes after Monday night’s season opener, falling to the Baltimore Ravens 10-9.
Ines Sainz Twitter picture response with what she was wearing after being accused of being “inappropriately dressed.”