Sainz shows up to Ravens-Jets game
TV sports reporter Ines Sainz arrived at Monday night's New York Jets game in a black minidress with a plunging neckline and matching black stilettos — while insisting that she "felt very uncomfortable" when Jets players allegedly made salacious comments about her in their locker room after practice Saturday.
Sainz, who works for Mexico's TV Azteca, said one Jet shouted to her, "I want to play with a Mexican," and, "Eres muy guapa" — Spanish for: "You are very beautiful."
"I didn't want any part of it," Sainz said at the New Meadowlands Stadium before the Jets' heartbreaking 10-9 season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
"I heard the noise. I knew they were talking about me. I was just focusing on my job and hoping that [quarterback] Mark Sanchez was coming soon so I could interview him."
Earlier Saturday, Jets coach Rex Ryan and defensive-backs coach Dennis Thurman purposely overthrew passes to players on the field during practice so the footballs would land near Sainz, who was wearing tight bluejeans and a white blouse.
"My body type might be the type that could stretch jeans a little," Sainz admitted, while still defending the outfit as appropriate.
NFL security officials and Jets legal staff Monday interviewed reporters who witnessed the sophomoric stunts, which prompted embarrassed team owner Woody Johnson to phone the married mother of three Sunday and offer her an "open apology."
Ryan said Tuesday that league representatives were speaking with specific players, and the coach also volunteered to talk with the NFL's investigators.
At the request of Jets brass, the Association of Women in Sports Media is hosting an "educational session" with the team in the next week because of the locker-room incident.
"If Jets players, coaches and staff ... are found to have acted in unprofessional and harassing behavior toward Ms. Sainz, we expect and demand reprimand and punishment by the NFL and Jets," the group said.
Sainz said Monday night that she considered the on-field antics "a joke, so I didn't pay attention to it." But she said she took the locker-room catcalls more seriously, noting, "I felt very uncomfortable."
"Women should be treated professionally, and they deserve to be treated with respect," she said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.