Another NFL quarterback may be in hot water with reports he romanced a girl inappropriately — and she has the photos of his bedroom that supposedly prove it.
Mark Sanchez is not having a good 2011. After failing to make the Super Bowl following a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the quarterback is now finding himself in an incredibly awkward position with news that he allegedly romanced a 17-year-old girl.
Deadspin — the site that broke the news of Brett Favre‘s alleged cell-phone photos sent to sideline reporter Jenn Sterger — claims it’s got the story … and the proof. “So we’ve been working on a story the last couple weeks about Mark Sanchez’s romancing of a 17-year-old girl,” reports Deadspin. “She reached out to us first and agreed to cooperate.” Now she is not so sure it seems — and has hired a lawyer!
The site is still planning to run photos on Feb. 8 that show Mark’s bedroom, taken by the girl. The photos were allegedly taken on the girl’s Blackberry after she spent the night with Mark a few weeks ago. The Jets have yet to issue a statement on the situation.
As for the letter sent to the site, Deadspin responds to the legal complaints by acknowledging that they will not reveal the identity of the girl as she is underage.
The major issue here is age of consent. In New York, where this most likely happened, it is perfectly fine for 24-year-old Mark to have sexual relations, if there were in fact any, with a 17-year-old. In California, it is not.
Mark has been somewhat of a Lothario since he became the Jets quarterback, romancing women including model Hilary Rhoda and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
The photos will be released Feb. 8 — and there’s clearly much more to come on this story, yet another alleged instance of quarterbacks behaving badly.