The Mexican television reporter who was allegedly sexually harassed last summer during a locker-room interview with Mark Sanchez(notes) says she holds no ill-will towards the New York Jets and believes the team will win the Super Bowl.
Speaking to Steppin' Out magazine, Ines Sainz said that she thinks New York will upset the heavily favored New England Patriots in Sunday's divisional playoff game en route to the team's first title since 1969.
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Of the Jets, she said:
"They are like a star in the movies. They win games you truly believe they are going to lose. I truly believe they have the best chance to win the Super Bowl. I think Mark Sanchez will do it!"
The TV Azteca reporter was interviewing Sanchez during training camp when she was subjected to juvenile, harassing behavior from Jets coaches and players. That included a defensive backs coach throwing footballs in her direction during practice, players joking about standing near, and harassing comments in the locker room.
It was a major embarassment for the franchise and for the league, which used the incident to remind franchises of proper workplace conduct. The team later apologized, while Sainz took some time off from NFL coverage and returned to the sidelines (but not the locker room) in October.
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