NFL talks to female reporter about Jets behavior - KMOV.com

NFL talks to female reporter about Jets behavior

   NEW YORK (AP) -- A reporter for a Mexican TV network says on her Twitter account she felt "very uncomfortable!" in the Jets' locker room following a practice Saturday during which a coach appeared to throw footballs in her direction.
   Jets players also called out to the reporter in the locker room, while she waited with two co-workers to do an interview.
   "I feel very uncomfortable! I'm at the lockers of the Jets waiting for Mark Sanchez while trying not to look anywhere!!" reporter Ines Sainz tweeted in Spanish on Saturday night. Sainz is a reporter for Mexico's TV Azteca.
   The NFL and the Jets are looking into the way players and coaches treated Sainz during her visit to the team's practice. Passes were thrown near where she was standing on the sideline by Jets assistant coach Dennis Thurman during drills.
   The Association for Women in Sports Media said a board member spoke to Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum about the reports. Also, team owner Woody Johnson spoke to Sainz, telling her "he expects all members of the Jets organization to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times," Jets spokesman Bruce Speight said. AWSM and the Jets were working to schedule an educational and awareness session with the team, Speight said.
   "Thanks to everyone for their support and concern!" Sainz tweeted Monday. "I already spoke to the NFL and it will be up to them to decide whether or not there will be consequences!!"
   NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Sunday that the league and the Jets began looking into the situation when they were made aware of it Saturday night.
   Speight added that he also addressed the situation at the team meeting Sunday in advance of New York's season opener against Baltimore on Monday night at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The team also said it would work with the league to gather facts and "take any appropriate steps necessary to maintain a respectful environment for the media."
   The AWSM said in a statement Sunday night that both the NFL and the Jets were "responsive to our concerns" and that it would continue to monitor the situation.
   "We are awaiting the results of the investigation," the statement read, "and further action from the NFL and Jets."
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