After Reporter Harassment, NFL Will Brush Up on Rules

Jets owner to foot bill for training program
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 17, 2010 6:00 PM CDT
After Reporter Harassment, NFL Will Brush Up on Rules
TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz after measuring the biceps of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Steve Breaston during the team's media day for Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The NFL says that although there was "unprofessional conduct," New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and his staff acted promptly to correct the situation that arose last weekend when TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz said she felt uncomfortable in the team's locker room. Commissioner Roger Goodell said today that as a result of the incident last Saturday, the league will implement a training program for all 32 teams on proper conduct in the workplace and that Johnson will underwrite the program.

The league reached its conclusion after interviewing 17 people who were present when the incident occurred involving Sainz. Sainz was among those interviewed. In a letter to Johnson, Goodell said that although "there seems little doubt that passes were thrown in Sainz's direction at last Saturday's practice, it is also clear that she was never bumped, touched, brushed against, or otherwise subjected to any physical contact by any player or coach." For more on the controversy, click here.
(More Ines Sainz stories.)

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