(This is a solo column by Joe, the senior citizen writer for the Gab Four. Visit their official Web site and read more about Joe and the other members of the Gab Four at www.MyBriefs.com.)
Too much time and ink has been spilt over the recent NFL’s preoccupation with sexual harassment in the locker room. So I’ll add a little more.
The incident at the eye of the storm is a Spanish sports reporter, Ines Sainz, who received purported sexual commentaries from members of the Jets football team while she was present in their locker room. The former 1997 beauty contestant representing Spain in the Miss Universe Pageant currently is a credentialed reporter for TV Azteca, Mexico’s second largest television station. Just Google her and you’ll get an eyeful.
She is blonde, buxom and looks like a Miss Universe contestant. She dresses provocatively by any man’s standard, which means the lower the neckline, the higher the skirtline, and the tighter the fit, the better. Interestingly enough, other than her pictures, not much is known about her. She has been flying under the radar, and in a self-promoting-career world, that’s not good.
Enter the world of professional football, and in particular the locker room, where, according to Bears linebacker Lance Briggs weighing in on the matter said, “The locker room is the place where us guys, us football players, we dress, we shower, we’re naked, we’re walking around and we’re bombarded by media.” Pretty much the way I pictured it and probably would most others.
Enter the former Miss Universe contestant-turned-sports reporter dressed as described. I know what most healthy, testosteroned male jock’s reactions would be. Ring the bell and Pavlov’s dog salivates. Enter the locker room and the “boys” do too. There is an old saying, “it goes with the territory.” There is no issue requiring an NFL investigation or charges of harassment.
Suffice it to say that Ines Sainz has now been picked up on radar. Why? She knew what “harass” meant.