NFL probing Jets on harassment claim

Sept. 14, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- New York Jets personnel talked to NFL officials investigating the alleged harassment of a female TV reporter, Coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday.

Ryan said NFL officials were at the Jets' Florham Park practice facility looking into the weekend incident in which Mexican television reporter Ines Sainz said she was subjected to catcalls and boorish behavior by Jets players, the New York Daily News reported.

Ryan told reporters he had volunteered to talk to league officials.

"We want to have an environment here where everybody's comfortable," Ryan said. "I don't know all the specifics of what's going on. The NFL is here today. They're here investigating. We're open. Whoever the NFL wants to talk to – I'm not sure who it is – but we'll let that play out. We're here to cooperate."

The newspaper said Sainz was subjected to whistling and ogling while in the Jets' locker room awaiting an interview with quarterback Mark Sanchez.

She said Monday she never felt "threatened" by the behavior.

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