Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Ines Sainz does not plan to sue Jets, NFL
Television reporter Ines Sainz, the subject of alleged harassment by some Jets players and coaches, said in an interview on the CBS Early Show this morning that she does not plan to pursue legal action against the Jets or the NFL.
Asked by CBS' Erica Hill whether she plans to take legal action after Saturday's incident at the Jets' practice, Sainz said she was satisfied with the actions being undertaken by the NFL.
"I really in what the NFL [will] decide," Sainz said. "They called me on Sunday. I made a full delaration. I really believe that [if] they find they need to punish someone, they need to do it. I really trust in what they say."
The NFL has opened an investigation into the matter, and the Jets are also conducting interviews with players, coaches and reporters who were in the locker room at the time of the alleged harassment.
Jets assistant coach Dennis Thurman was purposely throwing passes over the heads of some defenders in practice so that the ball would land near Sainz on the sidelines. In one video replay, cornerback Marquice Cole is seen picking up the ball, jogging over to Sainz and showing it to her before returning to the drill.
Sainz told Hill she has been in similar situations while covering other sports, but said she was disturbed by some of the language used by the players in the locker room.
"I was covering for many years, and probably I have similar reactions, but never the vocabulary so rude," she said. "I think that the media in the locker room are upset about the vocabulary."
Jets head coach Rex Ryan was asked about the situation after last night's 10-9 loss to the Ravens.
"No. 1, we never want anyone around our team to be uncomfortable," Ryan said. "We're cooperating with the NFL, and we'll get down to it. I really don't want to comment more than that on it."
Hill asked Sainz if she felt her attire - she wore tight jeans and a white blouse with sheer material - was appropriate in the locker room situation.
"Each woman wants to be attractive," Sainz said. "It's my style. I never have any trouble like this."
Sainz said she did not make any official complaints about the Jets' behavior.
"I'm not the one who made the [harassment] charge," she said. "I didin't even say, 'Hey, I feel bad for that.' The ones that say something happened is the rest of the media. They take it very seriously. You are a woman and you are a professional. I made everything in a professional way that I needed to do. Not any woman deserves to be treated like this. You deserve to be treated like a professional."