TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz, who recently complained about being made to feel uncomfortable in the Jets locker room while interviewing players, is returning to work next week. She is scheduled to make her first visit to the Jets since the incident the following week before their home game against Green Bay.
A club spokesman said Sainz has requested interviews with a few players but has asked to conduct them outside the locker room environment. Perhaps not coincidentally, Jets linebacker Jason Taylor and quarterback Mark Sanchez were sporting dark green Jets bathrobes with their numbers and names on the back in the fashion of their jerseys after practice on Friday.
The two players received considerable ribbing from their teammates about the look. Just because the Jets underwent a sensitivity briefing with regard to the matter of harassment of female reporters doesn't mean they have to be sensitive toward each other's feelings.
While Sainz certainly received unwarranted treatment from the Jets, who ran plays near her on the practice field and later made her feel uncomfortable in the locker room with the attention paid to her striking good looks, the veteran TV newswoman also received additional work as a result of the controversy. She was hired by Top Rank boxing promotional company to do feature work during the week leading up to the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito fight Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
The boxers will wear robes into the ring, too.