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Ines Sainz incident prompts NFL to send conduct memo to teams

The NFL has sent a memo to all teams, reminding them of rules regarding equal access by media members and conduct by players in the wake of Ines Sainz's experience with the New York Jets, according to an Associated Press report.

"Women are a common part of the sports media," said the memo. "By law, women must be granted the same rights to perform their jobs as men. Please remember that women reporters are professionals and should be treated as such."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello also sent an email to the Association of Women in Sports Media restating league policy.

By Cindy Boren  |  September 15, 2010; 2:41 PM ET
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While they are at it, they should send a memo to news agencies to remind female reporters to dress less like hookers and more like a professional reporter. If you want to show your boobs, that's fine for the club scene, not professional when reporting for anyone, anywhere. She is a serial offender: take a look at pictures of her at NBA games, the Super Bowl, etc. Her couture is definitely in the category of "Slutty Moderne". She should be denied creditials, along with the bimbo that interviewed Tom Brady in a wedding dress and asked him to marry her. Geesh!

Posted by: sbohne | September 15, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree with "sbohne" comment. All females involved in such incidents are getting off totally free. No TV, newspaper, and magazine reporter has even investigated Tiger Woods' ex-wife background and have all written nothing but positive stories about her. The same goes for Sandra Bullock, John Edwards' ex-wife, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's ex-wife, etc.

Posted by: dtmbretire | September 15, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Hot woman dressed like a $lut in a room with 53 showering men....the dynamic there is beyond what rules, laws, and memos can govern. As long as men are men and women are women there are going to be "catcalls" in that situation.

Posted by: divi3 | September 15, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I get more and more frustrated with this situation because this all an attempt to feminize our society. How can the NFL address the players, without doing something equal to the reporters? The players weren't the only ones doing wrong here. They should take greater measures to protect their players but instead they continue to treat them like slaves. This is the same reason why this league will be locked out next year.

Posted by: meatkins | September 15, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

dress the part. if you want to be treated professionally, dress professional. if you dress for a night club, you'll get night club treatment.

Posted by: surfsurfsurf | September 15, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Since the NFL is in a memo writing mood, maybe they should shoot one off to the owners reminding them that it's both inappropriate and unprofessional to treat women like sex objects before, during or after a game. And then ask them to ban all cheerleaders consistent with that reminder.

Posted by: Rational_Man | September 15, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

The NFL has no legal obligation to allow females into male locker rooms.

There is no requirement that media organizations send male reporters into areas where female reporters are not permitted to work because they are female.

Third-parties are not responsible for creating equal opportunity in media organizations, or any other business that is independent of the league or its franchisees.

Requiring the league to permit any female or any female reporter into male locker rooms wrongly places a burden on teams to create equal employment opportunities outside of its own organization. It is not the duty of the league to assure access for any person or group at the expense of its duty to its owners and players. NFL equal opportunity policies pertain to its employees and franchees, not the female employees of organizations over which it has no control.

It is also a violation of workplace sexual harassment policy to force a male athlete to appear naked before females as this creates a hostile workplace environment. Men should not be made to change clothing, use the restroom, or shower in an area that is not secured from females. A man should not have to worry about a female encroaching his privacy at work any more than a woman should have to worry about men viewing her in her workplace locker rooms or restrooms, even for workplace safety reasons.

A female's right to do her newsgathering work does not take precedence over a male employee's right to bathe, use the toilet, or dress in private at his workplace.

How did we ever stray so far from common sense?

Posted by: blasmaic | September 16, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

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