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Ines Sainz will return to work but not to NFL locker rooms

Ines Sainz is heading back to work next week for the first time since her appearance in the New York Jets' locker room sparked a debate over the presence of women journalists in men's locker rooms.

She will not, however, be heading back into those locker rooms.

Sainz, who was the subject of harassment by the New York Jets last month, plans to interview players for TV Azteca on the field or on sideline.

Ines Sainz

"I'm not going into the locker rooms anymore," she said at a press conference in Hollywood. "It's not a good place right now for me. I don't want to be in there. I need to wait one month to work again because I don't want to be the focus. I'm not looking for that kind of publicity. It affects my career and development in the States."

Sainz released a letter she sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, thanking him for the way he dealt with the situation that arose when she was waiting in the locker room (wearing tight jeans and shirt) to interview Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. She was wearing tight jeans and a tight white shirt. Jets owner Woody Johnson is underwriting a workplace conduct program for all 32 teams.

"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."

Her next assignment? She'll interview, gulp, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who's playing for the first time this season on Sunday. Roethlisberger just finished serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy because of incidents of inappropriate behavior toward women.

Then she'll tackle a return to the Jets.

By Cindy Boren  | October 14, 2010; 6:20 PM ET
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I'm not sure about this, but when she did the Sanchez interview, was she wearing tight jeans and a tight white shirt? The article should have mentioned that. :)

Posted by: kabej | October 14, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I should have taken Spanish instead French in HS. Let's me buy Rosetta Stone spanish CD immediately.

Posted by: moderntalking | October 15, 2010 7:03 AM | Report abuse

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