Jets addressing alleged harassment of female reporter - Shutdown Corner - NFL* - Yahoo! Sports
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh hhhhhhhhh.Inés Sainz of the Mexican television network TV Azteca, claimed that she was harassed by players and coaches in practice and in the team's locker room last Saturday. From the New York Times:
The New York Post reported that during drills, Dennis Thurman, the team's defensive backs coach, purposely overthrew passes that landed near Sainz on the sideline. The Post also reported that linebacker Jason Taylor(notes) volunteered to join the defensive backs. Players also reportedly made sexually suggestive comments in the locker room after practice ... In a statement released by the Jets, Johnson stressed to Sainz that "he expects all members of the Jets organization to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times."
First off, I'm not one for the "nuts and sluts" derision of females, but of course there are exceptions... I'm not saying this is one, but this "journalist" should get a grip.
She is in a high testosterone environment, with guys in their early 20's, some in their 30's... and she is supposedly a professional journalist. She comes into their environment wearing clothes that look like they are spray painted on, and are what you'd wear to a night club. The guys aren't blind, decide to have a little fun, and she makes a stink.
My advice to her. Dress like a journalist, not a clubber, and you'd likely avoid being the subject of fun and games.
If there are rules for behavior, it cuts both ways. You want to be treated like a professional amongst the men of the NFL, NHL, NBA, then act like one. Don't come into their environment like a pot of honey and expect the bees to fall asleep.