Reporter In Jets Saga Steals Super Bowl Spotlight
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – The Mexican television reporter who said she felt uncomfortable in the New York Jets’ locker room drew plenty of attention on media day.
Ines Sainz of TV Azteca conducted interviews wearing a slinky silver dress and shiny black heels, standing out among the more conventionally dressed media.
Actually, Sainz appeared to spend more time being interviewed by other reporters and posing for photographs than she did talking to players from the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
“It’s the greatest day,” she said, “and all of us can share it together.”
Sainz was at the Jets’ training facility in September, waiting to interview quarterback Mark Sanchez, when a few players made catcalls. The NFL responded by developing a workplace conduct program, underwritten by New York owner Woody Johnson.
“Actually, I think it’s an overreaction,” Sainz said. “I never wanted to cause any problems to the Jets. I work a lot with the NFL. … Right now, everything is clear. The NFL recognizes I didn’t do anything. They offered the opportunities to do my job and keep going.”
Sainz is picking the Steelers to win Sunday’s game, though she wouldn’t have had any problem covering the game if the Jets had made it. They lost to Pittsburgh in the AFC title game.
In fact, Sainz picked the Jets to win it all prior to their AFC Championship game loss.
“It doesn’t matter,” Sainz said. Besides, “I support the Chargers. I want to see the Chargers here someday.”
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