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Ines Sainz Announces She's "Not Going Into the Locker Rooms Anymore"

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."
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Ines Sainz Announces: "I'm Not Going Into the Locker Rooms Anymore"
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (CBS/AP) Ines Sainz, the Mexican sportscaster who said the New York Jets' "rude" behavior made her feel uncomfortable in their locker room, is back to work, but announced that she's not stepping into the locker room.

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"I'm not going into the locker rooms anymore," she said Thursday at a news conference near Universal Studios. "It's not a good place right now for me. I don't want to be in there."

The veteran reporter for Mexico's TV Azteca took a break due to the fallout from her experience in the Jets locker room.

Sainz said she is scheduled to do interviews with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, followed by visits to the Jets and New England Patriots.

Sainz released a letter she wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell dated Oct. 13 thanking him for his prompt response to the Jets' behavior. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Goodell received it.

Last month, Sainz said she was uncomfortable in the Jets' locker room, where a few players made catcalls as she waited with two male co-workers to interview quarterback Mark Sanchez, who is of Mexican descent. An assistant coach also seemed to deliberately throw footballs to players near where Sainz was standing on the sideline during practice.

Sainz was wearing tight jeans and a form-fitting white blouse, which triggered public criticism. On Thursday, she wore a black-white-and-lime green sequined mini skirt and white blouse.

"I like to look good, but that in no way makes me any less dedicated to the sports journalism world," she wrote to Goodell. "I'm proud of being a woman and I'm not shy about hiding it. However, this in no way makes me any less of a professional."

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