Offensive Lines?: NY Jets Apologize After Locker Room Flap With Female Reporter

Several Players Reportedly Taunted a Female TV Reporter in the Locker Room.

ByABC News
September 14, 2010, 1:48 AM

Sept. 14, 2010 — -- The Baltimore Ravens beat the New York Jets in a nail biter on Monday night football but it was Ines Sainz -- the woman who calls herself the "hottest sports reporter" in Mexico -- in the spotlight.

"I tried to minimize the effect and say 'don't worry, focus on your job and try to pretend nothing happened,'" said Sainz, a reporter for Mexico's TV Azteca.

Several Jets players reportedly cat-called and taunted Sainz in the locker room on Saturday while she waited to interview quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Coaches also allegedly threw footballs on the field so they would land near her.

On "Good Morning America" today, Sainz said what happened on the field was a joke. But as soon as she walked into the locker room, the situatiuon changed.

"I have all the attention of the whole locker room. But I didn't feel in danger," she said.

That's when Sainz tweeted she was "dying of embarrassment," and called the atmosphere "uncomfortable" for a woman to be in the locker room.

"She's a credentialed reporter -- the New York Jets and the NFL credentialed this reporter -- she should expect only the most professional, courteous behavior that you would find in the workplace. And that field and that locker room is a workplace," said Christine Brennan, a consultant.

But Sainz took the incident in stride.

"I don't pay attention. You know need to do what you need to do," she said.