Jets investigated over female reporter's claims

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NEW YORK -- The NFL is investigating a female reporter's claims of mistreatment by members of the New York Jets.

Ines Sainz, a reporter for TV Azteca of Mexico, said she was made to feel "very uncomfortable" while waiting in the Jets locker room to interview quarterback Mark Sanchez.

According to Sainz's Twitter feed, which was translated from Spanish, Sainz said she was "dying of embarrassment! I am in the lockers of Jets waiting for Mark Sanchez and while trying not to look nowhere! I only see the locker of Mark and I would like to cover my ears!"

The Association for Women in Sports Media issued a statement late Sunday night in response to the alleged incident.

"AWSM, the NFL and Jets have been in contact since Saturday evening regarding this situation," the statement began. "Both the NFL and Jets were responsive to our concerns and are investigating the matter. We are awaiting the results of the investigation and further action from the NFL and Jets. AWSM remains steadfast in its long-standing commitment to ensure all women in sports media are treated respectfully, equally and professionally while working in the locker room. We will remain on top of this situation."

The Jets were set to open the 2010 season Monday night at home against the Baltimore Ravens.


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