LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Ines Sainz (photos below) is Mexico’s TV Azteca football reporter. But now Ines Sainz’s alleged treatment by the Jets officials is under NFL review. Over the weekend, Ines Sainz tweeted pictures of herself at the center of the controversy, defending her clothing choice as professional. “Some media claim that I was improperly dressed for the Jets! I was exactly like that!” she wrote to twitpic.
Ines Sainz was first profiled on LALATE in 2009. If you’ve enjoyed watching football coverage with Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews, you might try Ines Sainz with TV Azteca. But unlike Oliver and Andrews, Sainz has done bikini spreads with curves that would put Kim Kardashian to shame.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says today of the controversy “We’ve had contact with the team multiple times and are moving very aggressively to establish the facts”. At issue is whether the Jets’ players and coaches did allegedly subject Sainz to misconduct during a locker room visit Sunday. New York Daily News says Sainz complained she was “bombarded with catcalls and boorish antics” at the Jets facility.
She tweeted (via translation) that she had to “cover my ears.” “I’m dying of embarrassment!” The Jets said “The league is reviewing this matter and has our full cooperation.”
The Association for Women in Sports Media filed a complaint with the NFL over the weekend “Women in sports media [should be] treated respectfully, equally and professionally while working in the locker room.”
Woody Johnson called Sainz directly to “take any appropriate steps necessary to maintain a respectful environment for the media.” “He stressed to Ines that he expects all members of the Jets organization to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times” said the Jets in a statement.
What was the conduct? Defensive coach Dennis Thurman allegedly threw pigskins at Sainz. Kris Jenkins, according to the New York Daily News, allegedly said “Don’t let her act like she doesn’t know English. She speaks English.”
Sainz tweeted “I am in the locker room of the Jets waiting for Mark Sanchez while trying not to look anywhere!” Johnson also said Sunday in a statement that “He stressed to Ines that he expects all members of the Jets organization to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times”.
The NFL is reviewing whether assistant coach Dennis Thurman threw footballs at Sainz during a Jets practice and was she heckled during a locker room visit.
Sainz had nothing but praise for one Jets player, the GQ QB Mark Sanchez. “Mark Sanchez is a great person! Very friendly and smart.”