Monday, September 13, 2010

Debate: Women in Sports

The SMBA ’11 class proudly has more female students than male students. Unfortunately, the debate this week in the sports industry is about women’s place in sports after an incident involving the New York Jets.

Last weekend, Ines Sainz, a female reporter from Mexico’s TV Azteca, went to the New York Jets facility to do a story on Mark Sanchez. While there, Sainz was reportedly subjected to inappropriate behavior by the players, which led to an NFL investigation and an apology from Jets owner Woody Johnson.

Washington Redskins’ running back Clinton Portis weighed in by saying female reporters “are going to want somebody” when they go in to an NFL locker room.

It’s a shame that people are still questioning female roles in sport in 2010. With hope, this is an isolated incident, since some of the best and brightest sports’ stars (both on and off the field) are female.

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