Questioning of Jets players underway

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:30 PM ET

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Questioning of New York Jets players and owners started Tuesday morning as part of the NFL’s investigation into the team’s treatment of a female Mexican reporter this past weekend.

Ines Sainz of TV Azteca said she was the object of verbal “calls” from the players inside the Jets locker room at the team’s practice facility Saturday. Earlier that day, while the team was on the field, defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman reportedly tossed balls over the heads of players into the area where Sainz was situated.

Sainz was at the workout in order to interview Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who is of Mexican-American heritage.

Sainz, in the press box for Monday’s 10-9 Jets loss to the Baltimore Ravens at the New Meadowlands Stadium, said she felt “uncomfortable” at the practice but said no sexual insinuations were ever made by Jets players and coaches. Sainz added that she received a subsequent call from Jets owner Woody Johnson, who apologized for any indiscretions that occurred at the practice and promised that he would look into the situation just like the league is.

“It is an unfortunate situation and we are co-operating fully with the invesigation,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “That’s all I really can say about it at this time.”

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