New Couple Alert: Hayden Panettiere Is Now Dating NFL Jets Player Scotty McKnight, Says Insider!

Tue, June 7, 2011 8:58pm EST by 2 Comments

Hayden Panettiere is reportedly dating NFL player Scotty McKnight, who is coincidentally best friends with Mark Sanchez, to whom she was recently linked! Confused? So are we!

Even though she was recently spotted on what appeared to be a date with Mark Sanchez, Hayden Panettiere is now romantically linked to New York Jets player Scotty McKnight, reports US Weekly. In just three weeks, the 21-year-old actress has been out on dates with not one, but two NFL players — who are best friends at that! Is she on the rebound from her recent split with heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko?

Although the source didn’t give details, US Weekly is reporting Hayden and Mark’s best friend, Scotty, are indeed a couple.

That said, Hayden and Mark were were spotted outside an In-N-Out Burger in Laguna Hills, Calif. May 30 and the on-lookers thought it was a date!

Apparently Hayden wasn’t joking when she recently said, “I’m a huge Jets fan and became very good friends with Mark and his buddies.”

Random fact for you: Scotty, 23, was nearly expelled during his senior year of high school after writing a journal entry for a class assignment that contained explicit death threats directed toward a teacher.

Do YOU think Hayden and Scotty are a good fit or should she take a break from the dating world while she recovers from her recent split? Sound off below!

Sandra Clark

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