NEW YORK (CBS) Did sportscaster Ines Sainz's clothing play a role in the improper treatment she allegedly received during a New York Jets practice Saturday?
Lauren Streib, a reporter for The Daily Beast, discussed the issues surrounding Sainz's sexy attire on CBS News' "The Early Show" on Wednesday, claming reporters should "dress the part" and not be a distraction.
"I personally have never been in a locker room, but in newsrooms, when you're in interviews with sources, you have to dress the part," Streib said on the morning show. "I think when it becomes distracting, and I don't want to blame her and I, you know, I'm not personally involved in the situation, but when it becomes distracting, then you question, 'Is she dressed appropriately?"'
While Sainz, a veteran reporter for the Mexican network TV Azteca, was working on a story about quarterback Mark Sanchez, she had footballs thrown in her direction by several players and a Jets coach. Players later called out to her in the team's locker room.
Sainz has generally downplayed the incident, but explained to CBS News' "The Early Show" on Tuesday that the moment she walked into the Jets' locker room, everyone started talking about her and making jokes.
"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 told morning show. "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.'"
Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team is "here to cooperate" and that the team is "open" to the NFL's investigation.
As for the media storm surrounding her treatment that has ignited a nationwide debate over women in the NFL, The Daily Beast reporter said it probably wouldn't be as big a deal if Sainz weren't so beautiful.