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Ines Sainz (PICTURES): Reporter Calls New York Jets "Rude"

The next day, the Jets issued a statement, saying owner Woody Johnson spoke to Sainz to discuss the incident. "He stressed to Ines that he expects all members of the Jets organization to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times," the statement said. The team also said it would work with the league to gather facts and "take any appropriate steps necessary to maintain a respectful environment for the media." InesSainz.com.mx

Ines Sainz PICTURES
Ines Sainz (TV Azteca)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Sportscaster Ines Sainz says the type of behavior displayed by the New York Jets during a practice on Saturday is nothing new.

PICTURES: Ines Sainz, Jets Reporter

While the veteran reporter, who has worked for the Mexican network TV Azteca for over nine years, has generally downplayed the incident, she did tell CBS News' "The Early Show" that she had previously been hassled on the job, but never as rudely as during her Jets locker room visit.

"I have similar reactions in a different kind of sports. But, never, the vocabulary never so rude," Sainz told the morning show.  She said she believes other members of the media were most upset by "the vocabulary they used to refer to me."

On "The Early Show," Sainz said that the minute she walked into the locker room, everyone started talking about her and making jokes.

She said, "I decided not to pay attention. I was focusing on my interview so I go direct to the locker of room of Mr. Sanchez and I wait for him" - she was there for a story on quarterback Mark Sanchez - "But I believe that the rest of the media start to hear the different kind of things that I didn't hear. And sometime in a minute, a colleague [said], 'Come with me, and I'm so sorry...It's terrible. I feel sorry for you.' So I tried to say, 'Don't worry, I can handle the situation.' And that's it. And I don't even try to pay attention."

In addition to the locker room language, Sainz had also had footballs thrown in her direction during a Jets practice.

Sainz says she trusts the NFL and believes they will take the appropriate action in regard to the incident.

Complete Coverage of Ines Sainz on Crimesider.

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