Mark Sanchez may need a permanent wingman to keep him out of trouble.
Earlier this week, a video surfaced of a man, purported to be the New York Jets quarterback, dancing with two women while his rear end was exposed.
It wouldn’t be the first time Sanchez was recorded doing something foolish, according to former teammate Erik Ainge.
A similar incident occurred in 2009 during a post-game party. Ainge, then a backup quarterback with the Jets, was celebrating a win at Sanchez’s condo. After a few drinks, Sanchez decided to go streaking in his own home.
Ainge spotted a female partygoer capturing the run on her cell phone, rushed over and smashed the device to destroy the evidence. Sanchez paid for the damages.
“There were numerous times when things would happen, when things would go down, articles of clothing would be removed,” Ainge told New York Metro. “Mark is goofy. He played truth or dare. He was kind of awkward around girls, so he needed other people around him to help him out. I was good at that — there were other guys who were good with that. So we’d help him out and talk him through his awkwardness. It happened to him with the 17-year-old who said she wasn’t 17. Now the butt video and there’s been several other issues just like that, but he’s always had wingmen.”
Ainge, who has since retired from football, thinks Sanchez is a victim of his own kindness and that he is too trusting of others in situations where a friend or teammate can’t safeguard him from embarrassment.
“He’s been a target in college and now he’s a target in the NFL,” Ainge said. “Now it’s become a thing to try and catch Mark doing something stupid. He’s never breaking the law. Look at Aaron Hernandez, Mark Sanchez is child’s play in the NFL, as far as off-the-field stuff. I’d know as good as anybody — what Mark does off the field is child’s play. He’s dumb about it. He’s stupid while being stupid. You have to be smart while being stupid, and he’s dumb while being dumb. Look at the butt video. He needs someone he trusts there when Mark wants to go streaking through his own condo.”
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