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Sanchez’s relationship with 17-year-old girl shows bad judgment, no wrongdoing

Mark Sanchez, LaDainian Tomlinson

On Friday, the folks at Deadspin hinted at a coming story of a relationship between Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and a 17-year-old girl.  The initial blurb, which didn’t and still doesn’t point out that a 24-year-old man who has consensual sex with a 17-year-old girl breaks no law, caused many to assume incorrectly that Sanchez could soon be in jail, especially since the headline proclaimed that “Mark Sanchez’s 17-year-old lady friend has found a lawyer.”

The truth is that Sanchez violated no laws or NFL policies, if the allegation is true.  And the official story of Sanchez and a 17-year-old girl, which really doesn’t do anything other than provide enough detail to prove fairly convincingly that the relationship occurred, explains early in the narrative that Sanchez broke no laws.

So why, you ask, is it a story?  Well, if the age of consent in New York were 18, it would have been a Lawrence Taylor/Mary Kay LeTourneau-type case, with Sanchez facing jail time due to a legal system that provides an artificial barrier to the ability of one human being to consent to sexual relations with a sufficiently older person.  Even without the specter of criminal misconduct, it’s a story because it involves the highest-profile player on the highest-profile team in the NFL.

As we’ve said time and again, with the Jets’ unabashed desire for attention comes the reality of scrutiny, and a decision by Sanchez to date a 17-year-old necessarily will make headlines and raise eyebrows, regardless of whether it’s “right” or “wrong”.

The Jets said on Saturday that the team won’t be discussing Sanchez’s private life.

Jason Whitlock of FOXSports.com had a great take on the situation during Wednesday’s PFT Live.  Newsworthiness is judged by the expected level of interest, and people will be interested in this story, even if their interest initially was heightened by the unspoken impression that Sanchez would be spending time wearing orange instead of green.  The fact that reasonable people could be reasonably interested in the story was all the more reason for Sanchez to steer clear of any 17-year-old girls.

Indeed, the relationship began on New Year’s Eve, after an avalanche of negative press and other embarrassments for the franchise, including in the month of December alone the tripping incident involving former strength coach Sal Alosi and the bizarre photos and videos featuring the head coach’s wife.  Sanchez, who seems like a level-headed guy, should have been able to recognize the problems that could arise from word getting out of a relationship with a 17-year-old girl.  It hurts his image and marketability, and it could have created a postseason distraction for the team.

In the end, there’s really not much of a story.  The full Deadspin article grasps for a narrative that would send a message deeper and more profound than “Mark Sanchez had sex with a 17-year-old girl.”  In the end, that’s the only reason why folks will click the link — especially since plenty of people will instantly assume that the man who has witnessed more than a few receivers visit Revis Island could be destined for a trip to Rikers Island.

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146 Responses to “Sanchez’s relationship with 17-year-old girl shows bad judgment, no wrongdoing”
  1. hobartbaker says: Feb 9, 2011 2:39 PM

    Dirty (Old Man) Sanchez.

  2. hobartbaker says: Feb 9, 2011 2:40 PM

    Sanchez will keep a stiff upper lip through all this.

  3. seven2k says: Feb 9, 2011 2:42 PM

    SC guys being SC guys

  4. lhaveprettyfeet says: Feb 9, 2011 2:44 PM

    What does Jeremy Piven think?

  5. footballchamp says: Feb 9, 2011 2:44 PM

    What’s that, Mr.Sanchez plays for Commissioner Jet-dell’s team? Nothing to see here, free pass, move along. If this was a Steelers, Raiders or Patriots player, expect to see the full weight of the Commissioner’s Integrity Panel to come down hard on them.

    Jets player? All good! Keep it up until the NFL can hand deliver you a trophy. Goodell continues to show just how bad he is. Unless you work for the Jets of course.

  6. Mike Tomlin says: Feb 9, 2011 2:44 PM

    STTONNNNEEEEE HHHIIIIMMMMMMM

  7. usfdrewhamilton says: Feb 9, 2011 2:46 PM

    Josh Freeman is going to make Detroit and the New York J’s look very dumb in the near future…

  8. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:46 PM

    Lets see. Broke no laws. Young man meets pretty young girl he likes and has a consensual relationship.

    And this qualifies as bad judgement how ? Because it doesn’t meet with the approval of the conservative viewpoint you seem to be applying ?

  9. tim1999 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:48 PM

    If Sanchez bought drinks for his 17 yr old schoolgirl he’ll have legal problems on his hands.
    What a dink!

  10. hooterdawg says: Feb 9, 2011 2:48 PM

    What you did not mention is that the girl’s lawyer threatened Deadspin with legal action if they attempted to twist this story which in any way claimed something wrong occurred. Deadspin has quickly become worse than TMZ in terms of desperately seeking relevance with soap opera insinuations that have little of no significance. It reflects how poorly the media polices itself by not publicly castigating Deadspin for such irrelevant articles. I saw no other responsible media outlet even mentioning this Sanchez story.

  11. krow101 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:50 PM

    It’s really kind of sad. Sanchez seemed to be a normal, likeable guy who had his head on straight. Instead he’s just another dirtbag weirdo. The Jets sure can find them.

  12. abr173rd says: Feb 9, 2011 2:50 PM

    It’s wrong because what 24 year old grown man takes an 11th grader out who’s not old enough to be in a night club in the first place. Let alone we assume he bought her a drink (Contributing to the delinquency of a minor) which wouldn’t be outta the question and then there’s the moral dilemma. After being accused of rape I would imagine he would be smarter than that. Then again he is the face of the J-E-T-S!!!! Poor character and poor judgment and obviously disgusting intentions.

  13. jameswestphal says: Feb 9, 2011 2:50 PM

    People are just trying to take cheap shots at him because the Jets just won the Super Bowl. Oh wait, that’s right, never mind.

  14. bsizemore68 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:51 PM

    And you don’t do the same, you know, like is your mother a prostitute, or any other non story you run in the ground. Bill

  15. gypjet says: Feb 9, 2011 2:52 PM

    She was of legal age and it is not like he is 50. I don’t see the big problem.

  16. Mike Tomlin says: Feb 9, 2011 2:52 PM

    harrisonhits2

    Big Ben is wondering the same thing

  17. joe6606 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:52 PM

    why he is getting a pass, when the media was relentless in emphasizing that Big Ben’s false accuser was age 20, often describing her as “under aged”?

    4-6 game ban or Goodell is a hypocrit.

  18. nygiantstones says: Feb 9, 2011 2:53 PM

    Agreed. This is a dumb story. The girl was in a club partying. Obviously, she’s not like some 17 year old innocent kid. If the law says she’s legal, then Sanchez can play ball.

  19. dwinsgames says: Feb 9, 2011 2:56 PM

    So the coach gets off on feet and watching his wife get it in every hole from some other guy and the QB likes high school girls. Classy guys, real classy!

  20. buckybadger says: Feb 9, 2011 2:56 PM

    What could a professional athlete of Sanchez’s age possibly have in common with a 17 year old girl? Shows where his maturity level is. Where do you even meet a girl of that age?

  21. hobartbaker says: Feb 9, 2011 3:00 PM

    It was destiny. The gypsy told her there was a tall dark stranger with moles the size of groundhogs in her future.

  22. footballchamp says: Feb 9, 2011 3:01 PM

    harrisonhits2 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:46 PM

    Lets see. Broke no laws. Young man meets pretty young girl he likes and has a consensual relationship.

    And this qualifies as bad judgement how ? Because it doesn’t meet with the approval of the conservative viewpoint you seem to be applying ?

    ————–

    I would say that she is still considered a minor and that is bad judgment. Yes? No?

  23. 212mel says: Feb 9, 2011 3:02 PM

    I think you are all missing the biggest issue here and that is that all Jets fans should be very thankful that there were no resultant concussions.

  24. nebster21 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:04 PM

    Alcohol in her system negates age of consent. So if he got her drunk. Than proceded to get some from her. He could face jail time for two offenses.

  25. righthereisay says: Feb 9, 2011 3:05 PM

    I guess if you are in the NFL you must ask for a Birth Certificate, ID, and even a letter of consent before attempting to hook up.

  26. hobartbaker says: Feb 9, 2011 3:07 PM

    Sanchez told her his name was Randy Mexican, then infected her with a slow release and poor accuracy.

  27. myasylum11 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:08 PM

    I think that the judgmental people coming down on this are merely hypocrites themselves. Name me one person who has never had a story to live and learn from. This guy just happens to be in the spotlight.

  28. ninjapleazee says: Feb 9, 2011 3:08 PM

    gives Dirty Sanchez a whole new meaning…

  29. hobartbaker says: Feb 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    The girl is getting a lawyer because Sanchez didn’t read the field well and ruptured her eardrum.

  30. nothimagain says: Feb 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    Let me get this straight, 31 and 21 is okay, but 24 and 17 isn’t.
    Some people sure have a self-righteous take on May – December relationships.

  31. blackglass3 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    Let’s Go Get A Goddamn After School Snack!!

    While breaking no laws, a QB nailing a 17 year old high schooler is just the newest item to show up on the Jets “No Common Sense” list. You don’t talk about members of the media’s asses or try to get her to flash you, you don’t have your Strength Coach line up inactive players to knock down opposing teams gunners, you don’t film your wife making freaky feet videos and post them online, you don’t put a profile on a swingers website, and you don’t bang high school kids. Good God, man. Talk about being an embarassment to the league.

  32. jpmelon says: Feb 9, 2011 3:10 PM

    its perfectly legal until he leaks naked photos of a minor……unless that happens, this remains a non-issue.

  33. neverend1 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:10 PM

    No, it doesn’t make Sanchez a criminal or a pedo but it makes him a loser. He can’t get women around his age so he goes dating high school kids? That’s pathetic

    And just for the people who dont know, its easier for a guy to date a female who is younger than him than a female who is the same age. Girls mature 2-3 years ahead of most men.

  34. lovedabirds says: Feb 9, 2011 3:11 PM

    After all, it’s not like he intentionally & with malice tortured hundreds of sick, bleeding crying animals because it aroused him.

    It’s not like after being treated under an assumed name, knowing infected women with a disease they will carry for life.

    It’s not like he tried to lie to Woody J, Goodell, the Judge, the Police & everyone else.

    It’s not like he now has to plea bargain down from the time he deserved to a lousy 18 months.

  35. depack says: Feb 9, 2011 3:11 PM

    We have some strange laws. Sanchez can’t buy her a cigarette or beer but he can bang her.

    Even stranger…she can’t decide whether she wants a cigarette or beer but she is fully capable of deciding whether or not she is ready to take on an entire NFL team……or just the QB.

    I don’t know about you guys but my vote is for changing the smoking and drinking age.

  36. thesaint257 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:11 PM

    Hi, I’m Chris Hanson from Datline NBC

    Have a seat over there Mr.Sanchez

  37. themage78 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:12 PM

    footballchamp says:
    Feb 9, 2011 2:44 PM
    What’s that, Mr.Sanchez plays for Commissioner Jet-dell’s team? Nothing to see here, free pass, move along. If this was a Steelers, Raiders or Patriots player, expect to see the full weight of the Commissioner’s Integrity Panel to come down hard on them.

    Jets player? All good! Keep it up until the NFL can hand deliver you a trophy. Goodell continues to show just how bad he is. Unless you work for the Jets of course.
    ————————————————
    So he should get suspended for nothing? Girl was of consentual age. He didn’t do her dirty in some sleazy bar bathroom while his hired goons stood outside and wouldn’t let her friends in. Or is it ok in your eyes to do that too?

  38. profootballwalk says: Feb 9, 2011 3:13 PM

    You can enlist in the US military at 17 with parental consent – 18 without. So you can go get killed for your country at 17, but having sex with you is supposed to be, if not a crime, at least somehow evil?

    Let’s stop pretending that late teens are children.

  39. danwhitmer says: Feb 9, 2011 3:16 PM

    This answers Rex Ryans most burning off season question ” Do you like older women and feet? ” He now has his answer from Mr.Sanchez

  40. 23chameleons says: Feb 9, 2011 3:16 PM

    “highest-profile player on the highest-profile team in the NFL”

    Wouldn’t that be Tom Brady ??

    And didn’t you say in a story a week or so ago that he broke no laws ? So now you’re re-telling the story saying again that he broke no laws ? Was there something new that I missed ?

  41. yashraba says: Feb 9, 2011 3:16 PM

    how does it show bad judgement if it was completely within the confines of the law. The sex was consensual and she was of age. So basically if anyone ever disagrees with anything he does ever (i.e wears fur, drives gas guzzling SUV, is Pro Choice, etc) it shows poor judgement?

  42. billyrocket says: Feb 9, 2011 3:17 PM

    “So why, you ask, is it a story? Well, if the age of consent in New York were 18, it would have been a Lawrence Taylor/Mary Kay LeTourneau-type case, with Sanchez facing jail time”

    The age of consent in New York doesn’t matter, Sanchez lives in NJ.

  43. cmstrick says: Feb 9, 2011 3:18 PM

    harrisonhits has it right. Non story. Absolutely not an issue that deserves league attention. Next.

  44. trapstud says: Feb 9, 2011 3:19 PM

    If the relationship happened during New Years, was the girl drinking or drunk? That could open up a whole other can of worms…

  45. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 9, 2011 3:23 PM

    “…shows bad judgment, no wrongdoing.”

    Sounds exactly like Roethlisberger.

    So when does Sanchez’s 6-game suspension begin?

  46. damnvarmint says: Feb 9, 2011 3:23 PM

    The fact that the dalliance was legal pales in comparison to how immature and reckless it is. He is 24 and hunted down a 17 year old who was drinking in a bar. If your the Jets, you have to question the intelligence of a grown man that has a sexual relationship with a 17 year old (even if it is legal) girl that he met in a bar in NYC? General rule of thumb, if you have to ask a girl whether she is legal, stay away. Did he not consider the multitude of things that could go wrong? She could (and did) tell everybody, she could of said she was drunk and taken advantage of, she could of claimed she was Rothliberegered, the list just goes on.

  47. ny82jy says: Feb 9, 2011 3:26 PM

    Jeez old story already. Even my girlfriend who HATES Sanchez says that this topic is like beating a dead horse.. Who cares if no laws were broken !! Just hope they get the CBA done asap so Sanchez and the Jets can get some redemption..

  48. toe4 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:27 PM

    harrisonhits2.

    Because she’s a minor and he’s an adult. Because he’ll introduce her to his friends but have to have her home by 11 or break curfew. Because he can help her with her geometry homework. Because he can take her to the prom.

    Don’t act as if this is normal behavior.

  49. joetoronto says: Feb 9, 2011 3:31 PM

    AND, he was 22 at the time.

    This really is NOT a story at all.

  50. broncfanor says: Feb 9, 2011 3:31 PM

    If you can’t see what’s wrong with this then you clearly have NEVER raised a girl.

    The only date a 24 year old would have if it were my daughter is a date with my foot in his ass.

  51. idgafkurt says: Feb 9, 2011 3:33 PM

    So an NFL QB having consensual sex with 17 year old is okay and defended on this site but a QB that doesn’t sign an autograph for a lady is blasted and torn apart. Seems to make sense.

  52. steelergold says: Feb 9, 2011 3:33 PM

    Looks like New York sacrificed a virgin as hope for next year.

  53. siggy00 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:33 PM

    What if he gave her booze at his home KNOWING she was 17?

    If that happens? He has to sit.

    Here’s another telling quote from her as well.

    “He is a genuine person but not necessarily good to women. You know?”

    Considering Sanchez’s prior arrest for sexual assault? I think the NFL has some investigating to do.

  54. sufferingbirdsfan says: Feb 9, 2011 3:34 PM

    What the hell, it’s not as if his head coach is any position to say anything to him. At least Sanchez wasn’t stupid enough to tape it.

  55. btowngetsdown says: Feb 9, 2011 3:37 PM

    A lot of this is based on everyone taking the word of a girl who allegedly told Sanchez immediately that she was 17. If we don’t believe this happened (which is very likely since she wouldn’t want to scare him off), Sanchez was more than reasonable to assume that a girl drinking in a club in NYC on New Year’s Eve was of sufficient age for a 23 year old guy. I’m sure he won’t comment on this due to the nature of things though.

  56. siggy00 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:39 PM

    Wait a minute. What was Roethlisberger’s violation?

    I seem to remember DA Bright stating he didn’t even have probable cause to arrest Ben.

    Didn’t matter to Adolph Goodell and the media, he still sat.

    So why shouldn’t Sanchez?

  57. herokravon says: Feb 9, 2011 3:41 PM

    Bad judgement is worshipping Lord Favre like Danny Oxendine and Sir Purr like Justin Reiss.

  58. murraysons says: Feb 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    I thought the Jets screwed their fans by losing, not by actually, y’know, screwing.

  59. Davo says: Feb 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    I hate to sound Cliche, but where were the Parents in all of this? They met at a club on New Years Eve? And a “relationship”? As in, an ongoing thing?

    Sure, call me conservative, but when my daughters turn 17, there’s no way in hell they go out with someone who’s 24, even if (or particularly because?) they’re an NFL player.

  60. granadosm says: Feb 9, 2011 3:49 PM

    Just tack this one on to the scummy things the Jets players/organization have done this year. Nothing new to see here, next.

  61. descendency says: Feb 9, 2011 3:50 PM

    So this is how you get a jets player to shut up to the media. Lol.

  62. footballchamp says: Feb 9, 2011 3:50 PM

    themage78 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:12 PM

    So he should get suspended for nothing? Girl was of consentual age. He didn’t do her dirty in some sleazy bar bathroom while his hired goons stood outside and wouldn’t let her friends in. Or is it ok in your eyes to do that too?

    ————

    themage78,

    The point is that nothing will happen, but if it was a player on a team that Goddell does not favor, like the Steelers, Raiders, Patriots or (insert non-Jets team here), he would have come down unjustly on them.

    It’s Goodell’s lack of integrity in calling the Jets players out on their “integrity” that is in question from my post. He has repeatedly shown both my actions and (ill-timed) words that he heavily favors everything Jets. And he worked for the Jets. It’s a blatant conflict of interest and he deserves to be called on it.

  63. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Feb 9, 2011 3:51 PM

    So Favre sends some text messages, and you rip him non-stop, say throw the book at him, suspend him, etc. Sanchez has sex with a 17-year-old, and you say no big deal. Why’s that???

  64. gdeli says: Feb 9, 2011 3:52 PM

    Another great judgement call by an nfl player. Let’s just hope he doesn’t do the booger thing with her too. gross!

  65. damnws6 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:52 PM

    Half of you on here are morons.

    Does it say anywhere he hunted down a 17 year old? She was in a club (you have to be 18 to get in). So what is he suppose to do, go up to every female there and ask for ID? That’s the bouncers job, not his.

  66. 11inthebox says: Feb 9, 2011 3:54 PM

    @lovedabirds who says:

    After all, it’s not like he intentionally & with malice tortured hundreds of sick, bleeding crying animals because it aroused him.
    It’s not like after being treated under an assumed name, knowing infected women with a disease they will carry for life.
    It’s not like he tried to lie to Woody J, Goodell, the Judge, the Police & everyone else.
    It’s not like he now has to plea bargain down from the time he deserved to a lousy 18 months.
    —————————–
    Yeah, we got it. You think Michael Vick is the worst person in the world. You think his crimes are the most egregious ever committed in the history of mankind. Got it.

    But let’s be honest here. Had Vick slept with a 17 year old girl, people like you (those folks who just cant let it go) wouldnt be looking for examples of worse behavior from a quarterback. You would be calling for Vick’s head.

    And why is that exactly?

  67. rafterman1957 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:54 PM

    Too bad this went down in NJ instead of NY.

  68. nfl4me says: Feb 9, 2011 3:54 PM

    Bad judgement is saying the steelers where the “pros” and the packers where the “joes” like jason mckito or better known as herokravon

  69. calloustongue says: Feb 9, 2011 3:54 PM

    The girl Chumura got in a hot tub was only 17 and the media villified him for it.

    Just sayin.

  70. stairwayto7 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:55 PM

    Sex with a 20 year old college chick gets a 4 game suspension, however sex with a 17 year old is looked upon?If Sanchez played in Pittsburgh 6 game suspension would be automatic! Goodell needs to go and GO NOW!

  71. daryllh says: Feb 9, 2011 3:57 PM

    I love the moderation standards of this blog. I must be flagged as a nuisance or something.

  72. thespeaker08 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:06 PM

    I don’t like the Jets at all. But I must say, after reading that article, it is pretty clear that this girl is trying to make herself some money.

    She is the essentially the con man..the (LOST’s) “Sawyer”… of Mark Sanchez’s life. She’s just figuring out how to dwindle a dweeb of his money.

  73. tmc4real says: Feb 9, 2011 4:09 PM

    For those that do not think it is wrong, what if this were a high school football coach that met a 17-year old in a bar and had sex with her.

    Would you want him working at your high school? While sex with a 17-year old may be legal, that excuse does not fly. And, it is not like he needed to ID her, she told him in the bar and then, when he texted her to see if she was going out, she stated she was not, she had school the next day. HIGH SCHOOL.

    Roethlisberger meets a girl in a bar and she is drinking on her own, buys her a drink, and gets suspended for that (as the sexual assault things ended at allegations). She was 3 years older.

    And, Sanchez also has a history of sexual assault allegations.

    Pretty laughable if he does not get investigated by the NFL.

  74. scytherius says: Feb 9, 2011 4:17 PM

    He didn’t have sex with her so it’s not a crime. And they are both not that far apart in age so it’s not bizarre. Is it stupid? Hell yeah it’s stupid.

    And for those saying there was sex … no one anywhere is saying there was. Absent sex, it’s just not much. MAYBE contributing to the delinquency of a minor if they drank together or he had her out after that state’s curfew.

    But, there is no crime here.

  75. rugdog100 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:18 PM

    He’s lucky he’s not Brett Favre… he’d tried, sentenced and executed by now.

  76. cliverush says: Feb 9, 2011 4:20 PM

    There is always a double standard when it comes to the NY RATS and their employees. The league always looks the other way when these low life maggots misbehave. If you think a 17 yr. old is not a hands off target for a grown man of such a high profile then your judgment is questionable. Any father would be bull…. if he found out. This kid is still in high school. Are they going to use Sanchez as a poster boy for good sexual behavior now?

  77. forthelove says: Feb 9, 2011 4:21 PM

    After always getting nailed for misleading titles or titles aimed purely at getting clicks, I gotta give props for a title that does neither of these.

  78. jackbassett says: Feb 9, 2011 4:22 PM

    theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Feb 9, 2011 3:51 PM

    So Favre sends some text messages, and you rip him non-stop, say throw the book at him, suspend him, etc. Sanchez has sex with a 17-year-old, and you say no big deal. Why’s that???

    stairwayto7 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:55 PM

    Sex with a 20 year old college chick gets a 4 game suspension, however sex with a 17 year old is looked upon?If Sanchez played in Pittsburgh 6 game suspension would be automatic! Goodell needs to go and GO NOW!
    ___________________

    You clowns can’t be serious. The Favre situation involved UNWELCOMED advances and conduct. Ben’s involved (allegedly) INTOXICATION AND FORCE. If you can’t differentiate those situations from an apparently voluntary encounter with a consenting adult, there’s not much that can be said.

  79. jcjets says: Feb 9, 2011 4:26 PM

    You are mostly correct. It’s news because it’s Mark Sanchez of the NY Jets! It was news when he dated Meadow Soprano and it would be news if he was dating a 19yr old NYU freshman, or Cameron Diaz.

    P.S. Jerry Seinfeld dated a 17 yr old back in the ’90s and it turned into big news as well. He still did a ton of Amex commercials and it never really seemed to hurt his careers.

  80. lovedabirds says: Feb 9, 2011 4:27 PM

    Wrong again Sir.

    Senselessly killing & torturing animals because it arouses you (as Vick admitted), to get off on violently electrocuting, hanging, slamming into the ground already crying, screaming, bleeding & hurt animals is sociopathic behavior.

    Sanchez @ 22 yrs old hooking up with a girl 5 years his junior, is going on in every college in this country when seniors in HS visit.

    Getting off on TORTURING any living creature as they scream in pain & doing it multiple times a week for 6 years is sick. Thats why!

  81. maneough2b says: Feb 9, 2011 4:28 PM

    Kind of a message to girls mom:
    Mr. Sanchez was arrested in 2006 for sexual assault – beware. Your daughter must have a fake ID since she was in a bar – check the purse. You should set a few rules down also – 17 in the big city on her own – HMMMM. She needs to understand what stress this has put the whole family under as well. What a fool. Perhaps she like the attention not sure – get her in couseling to understand the ramifications.
    Mr. Sanchez – make sure you use a condom!!!!!! ALWAYS!!!!

  82. darthhitman77 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:36 PM

    Regardless of whether it’s right or wrong?? Don’t you mean “legal” or illegal”? The fact of the matter is this, from what I understand the legal age of consent in jersey is 16. SO, you’re telling me that she could be a year YOUNGER, and it’s okay if a 24 year old man slips his willy in a 16 year old girl. A girl that probably is in the middle of obtaining the legal ability to drive for the 1st time in her life and is no doubt still financially dependent on her parents. Those same parents, until she is 18 years of age [or is emancipated] are financially AND LEGALLY responsible for her, and a 24 year old MAN can legally sleep with her if he so chooses???? I’m going on record here and now, laws or no laws, if this is my daughter Mark Sanchez is one dead mexican

  83. jcjets says: Feb 9, 2011 4:41 PM

    @tmc4real you’re a clown. Why don’t you tell us what age range a 24 year old can date then?

    Its either legal, or its not. Anything else is up to each person’s morality. You, or I can’t pass judgement on it.

    And why should a fan of the team, or the NFL in general care, or even know who he’s dating?

  84. patswinagain says: Feb 9, 2011 4:42 PM

    @ stairway27

    You’re forgetting the “consentual” part … and oh ya, the two goons blocking the door part.

    Just sayin

  85. upperdecker19 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:48 PM

    @thesaint257 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 3:11 PM

    Well played….awesome post

  86. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 9, 2011 4:49 PM

    jackbassett says: Feb 9, 2011 4:22 PM

    “You clowns can’t be serious. The Favre situation involved UNWELCOMED advances and conduct. Ben’s involved (allegedly) INTOXICATION AND FORCE. If you can’t differentiate those situations from an apparently voluntary encounter with a consenting adult, there’s not much that can be said.”

    Your entire argument went out the window when you (rightfully) inserted the word “allegedly”.

    Nice try though.

  87. whatever897 says: Feb 9, 2011 5:01 PM

    With the exception of a few, I’m thinking you’re ALL crazy. I like Sanchez, but this girl was in high school – not a senior, but a junior. Big lifestyle differences there.

    I don’t want to hear that the Roethlisberger incident isn’t comparable. It absolutely IS. Everyone (probably most of you) freaked on the underage aspect – despite the fact that a 20 year old girl was sitting in a bar and drinking with a 28 year old man. Additionally, how do any of you clowns know which encounter was consensual or non consensual? Non of you were there. Therefore, Roethlisberger’s alleged assault is similar. Little Miss DTF appeared to be willing but was too drunk to follow through – then got scared and didn’t want everyone to consider her a slut. That is NOT rape.

    Sanchez didn’t rape his gal either but… she’s a high school kid for heaven’s sake! What are you people thinking?

    Both encounters – according to how Roethlisberger was sentenced create a negative impression of the NFL. Sanchez SHOULD be disciplined

  88. whatever897 says: Feb 9, 2011 5:03 PM

    Exactly Foozie – you are clearly a member of the non crazy group

  89. ham1 says: Feb 9, 2011 5:05 PM

    I wonder what type of aftershave he uses?
    Similac?

  90. hooterdawg says: Feb 9, 2011 5:07 PM

    For all the Patsie fans on here pointing fingers at Sanchez, let’s not forget that Brady was much older when he walked out on his gf whom he had knocked up. Now THAT shows real maturity – creating a bastard son. Tell me that Sanchez partying with a 17 y/o gal is anything close to being THAT irresponsible.

  91. thetooloftools says: Feb 9, 2011 5:12 PM

    “No wrongdoing”?
    Are you kidding me?
    He’s my hero !

  92. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Feb 9, 2011 5:12 PM

    Hey Mark, did you get any phone numbers…?

    Signed,

    Mark Chmura

    (What is it with the name…? Mark=Perv)

  93. phinfan says: Feb 9, 2011 5:15 PM

    So LT can get arrested for a 16 year old prositute but Sanchez wont for 17 year old bang?

    Interesting.

  94. Deb says: Feb 9, 2011 5:35 PM

    @calloustongue …

    All situations are not created equal, no matter how much everyone wants to compare them.

    Sanchez is a single 24-year-old who apparently is dating a 17-year-old, which is legal, if not terribly wise.

    Chumura was a married father in his 30s when he provided alcohol for teenagers and climbed into a hot tub with them. Not all the kids at that party were 17.

    Roethlisberger was a single 28-year-old. He connected with a 20-year-old buying her own booze on a fake ID, wearing a pin she translated for the men as meaning “Down to F***,” who multiple witnesses said had been following and propositioning him all night. The medical exam showed they did not have intercourse as she alleged.

    LT was a married 50-year-old illegally soliciting what he thought was a 19-year-old prostitute who turned out to be 16.

    Each of these situations is unique. As long as Sanchez’s partner is over the age of consent and does consent, there’s nothing more to say.

  95. japdouds says: Feb 9, 2011 5:36 PM

    WAIT A MINUTE HERE!!!!

    How can you post this article and not point out that Mark Sanchez has been ARRESTED and CHARGED with sexual assault already while at USC?

    The fact that this guy who was charged for assaulting a teen girl while in college is now sexing a 17 year old girl (which is illegal in many states where there are NFL teams) is 2 strikes.

    Roethlisberger was never arrested or even charged with a single crime, yet got a 4 game suspension. Sanchez WAS charged, now he’s having sex with a minor.

    How can you suspend one and not the other???

  96. wsb937 says: Feb 9, 2011 5:39 PM

    I dont know, it just doesnt sit well with me

  97. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 9, 2011 5:41 PM

    It’s kind of weird to see a national story like this because of the differences in laws between the states….in New York/New Jersey you can consent at 17, in some states it’s 18, in Utah you can have sex with a girl when she’s what, like, 12, as long as you’re married? And in Kansas you can’t have sex under any circumstances ever.

    Just such a weird issue.

  98. macker1283 says: Feb 9, 2011 5:53 PM

    Umm…technically Tiger Woods didn’t break the law either…but those women got lawyers. The headline about the girl getting a lawyer is not false just because he didn’t technically break the law. She probably did get a lawyer and she will probably milk this for all the money she can get. Right now its just a story about Sanchez with a 17 year old. But if this 17 year old starts giving details, it could get a whole lot more embarrassing.

  99. ny82jy says: Feb 9, 2011 5:54 PM

    you guys on here saying that sanchez should be arrested cant really be that stupid. READ THE ARTICLE PEOPLE!! No laws were broken which means you cant be arrested..

  100. lenny33 says: Feb 9, 2011 5:57 PM

    In April 2006, Sanchez was arrested after a female USC student accused him of sexual assault. He was released from jail the following day and suspended, but on June 3, 2006, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced no charges would be filed, and Sanchez was reinstated, remaining subject to team-related discipline for underage drinking and using fake identification on the night he was arrested.

  101. drexelvol says: Feb 9, 2011 6:00 PM

    @phinfan – Yes, because if you understand the law, 17 is the age of consent in NY. 16 < 17 in case you were wondering.

    Some college freshman are 17, but it would be so horrible if a 21 or 22 year old senior dated her? Please.

  102. drexelvol says: Feb 9, 2011 6:03 PM

    @japdouds “Roethlisberger was never arrested or even charged with a single crime, yet got a 4 game suspension. Sanchez WAS charged, now he’s having sex with a minor.

    How can you suspend one and not the other???”

    Becuase it’s NOT against the law in *@*&#*&$ NY. That’s why he won’t get suspended!

  103. magicdaddy says: Feb 9, 2011 6:10 PM

    Half your age + 7 is your dating range. Learn it. Know it. Live it.

  104. thejuddstir says: Feb 9, 2011 6:21 PM

    Mrs. Goodell says, “hey, it’s New York…whada u expect…Rex likes other people to suck on his wife’s toes and The Franchize likes little girls and Cromartie doesn’t believe in payin’ child support to his two dozen kids by one dozen mama’s…if this were Blitzburgh or Minny or KC or some other fly-over country I would come down hard on ‘em for embarrassing the NFL”

  105. redsghost says: Feb 9, 2011 6:34 PM

    Pedophile= Pedophile. It is what it is.
    Just because a group of idiots declared that a parents daughter (or son) could thumb their noses at said parents doesn’t make it “OK”. It SHOULD be illegal! MY (high school )daughter would not be allowed to have “consensual sex” with ANYONE, nevermind a well known celebrity WELL beyond high school age! What? Noone near the age of 24 wanted him? So let’s stoop to teenyboppers?
    We’re not talking a 19 yr old dating a 17 yr old. To a 17 year old, 7 years is a HUGE seperation and only made worse by screwing the 24 yr old because he’s famous.
    I know the Jet’s are very dysfuntional but a SEVENTEEN year old girl is fair game for a celebrity NFL QB? Would it be OK for said 17 year old GIRL to join Rex and his footloving wife?

  106. arnoldziffel says: Feb 9, 2011 6:36 PM

    So … did Mark go to the prom this year?

    Just wondering

  107. 2blackaces says: Feb 9, 2011 6:40 PM

    Hmmm, pretty sure a 24yr. old man and 17yr old GIRL in nearly EVERY OTHER state in the country is statutory RAPE! At least Big Ben was accused of doing so with women HIS OWN AGE! For anyone who thinks “its only 7 years” you are F’N idiot. Seven years to someone who is 17 is like 15 years difference in terms of mental devlopment for anyone else. This is so disgusting and karma will ensure Sanchez will never win a superbowl! War the JETS choking every single year as long as Sanchez is their QB

  108. cytofed says: Feb 9, 2011 6:47 PM

    Mr dirty sandbar you have millions of dollars and hopefully a lot of women. You Could have waited several month till the girl turn 18 so you don’t have to deal with these kind of drama especially knowing that you are in the new York media market. Hope your 1 minute of orgasm was worth all this trouble.

  109. tarve69 says: Feb 9, 2011 6:47 PM

    No mention of his arrest for sexual assault in college? The charges were dropped (like Big Ben), but it came down to his word against the girls. I guess she couldn’t throw a football. Amazing job of reporting!

  110. bangrhard says: Feb 9, 2011 6:47 PM

    what a scumbag….not only does he make horrible decisions on the field but now off the field?

    I smell a suspension for Sanchez. If goodell doesnt go down HARD on sanchez, he is [laying favorites…..the conduct policy has been violated!!!

  111. getweird4u says: Feb 9, 2011 7:04 PM

    The most disturbing part of this is that a grown man who is your “franchise” QB is immature enough to have alot in common with a 17 year old girl,and dont give me the she is hot argument cause this dude could have a hot,grown,earns her own living kinda girl if he wanted,this is the most immature team in the nfl and MR.OVERRATED fits right in there,watch out manhatten milfs sanchise is comin for your barely legals!

  112. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 9, 2011 7:15 PM

    “2blackaces says: Feb 9, 2011 6:40 PM
    Hmmm, pretty sure a 24yr. old man and 17yr old GIRL in nearly EVERY OTHER state in the country is statutory RAPE!”

    Actually, in only 6 states is the age of consent strictly 18.

    There are a few other states that have age or teacher/guardian restrictions. But definitely not “nearly every other state.”

  113. jdwhiskeyboy says: Feb 9, 2011 7:35 PM

    hooterdawg says:
    Feb 9, 2011 5:07 PM
    For all the Patsie fans on here pointing fingers at Sanchez, let’s not forget that Brady was much older when he walked out on his gf whom he had knocked up. Now THAT shows real maturity – creating a bastard son. Tell me that Sanchez partying with a 17 y/o gal is anything close to being THAT irresponsible.

    Firstly, Brady didn’t walk out. Secondly, Brady continues to have a great relationship with his former gf and son, he sees them alot and provides financial support. He cares alot about them. I believe thats a lot more than cromartie does for his 8 bastard children since he doesnt even pay the child support. I doubt they see their dad much. Pretty sure hes the irresponsible one.

  114. jackbassett says: Feb 9, 2011 7:35 PM

    FoozieGrooler says:
    Feb 9, 2011 4:49 PM
    jackbassett says: Feb 9, 2011 4:22 PM

    “You clowns can’t be serious. The Favre situation involved UNWELCOMED advances and conduct. Ben’s involved (allegedly) INTOXICATION AND FORCE. If you can’t differentiate those situations from an apparently voluntary encounter with a consenting adult, there’s not much that can be said.”

    Your entire argument went out the window when you (rightfully) inserted the word “allegedly”.
    _________________
    Let’s stick with the facts then. Ben had sex with a drunk girl (actually, a stranger) in a restroom at a bar, with someone controlling access to the door from the outside. Surely this is more questionable behavior than Sanchez having a consensual relationship with a sober girl of legal age.

  115. raiderapologist says: Feb 9, 2011 7:41 PM

    I wonder if she thinks booger-wiping is funny.

  116. lenny33 says: Feb 9, 2011 7:50 PM

    Where is the outcry against Sanchez? It is rarely mentioned about this college incident of assault. It has been written that there was a settlement. Every time Ben R. name is mentioned so are his alleged indiscretions. The same should go for this guy. In this latest situation was Sanchez purchasing alcohol? How was this girl in a bar? And he seemed really devastated by the loss to Pittsburgh when he called her later that night.

  117. siggy00 says: Feb 9, 2011 8:03 PM

    “Let’s stick with the facts then. Ben had sex with a drunk girl (actually, a stranger) in a restroom at a bar, with someone controlling access to the door from the outside”

    Wrong answer. Ben DENIED intercourse took place and the medical examination backs his version.

    You want to stick with facts? Deal in them first.

  118. nickster2k says: Feb 9, 2011 8:44 PM

    joe6606 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 2:52 PM
    why he is getting a pass, when the media was relentless in emphasizing that Big Ben’s false accuser was age 20, often describing her as “under aged”?

    4-6 game ban or Goodell is a hypocrit.

    ==========================

    not to mention Sanchez had previously been arrested for rape. Sounds too me like a “pattern of bad behavior.” 6 game suspension it is.

  119. nickster2k says: Feb 9, 2011 8:50 PM

    nygiantstones says:
    Feb 9, 2011 2:53 PM
    If the law says she’s legal, then Sanchez can play ball.

    ===========================

    You mean like, dodge-ball, right? Because she has gym 5th period.

  120. Deb says: Feb 9, 2011 8:55 PM

    @tarve69 …

    No, it’s not just like Big Ben. No charges were ever brought against Roethlisberger.

    @jackbassett …

    You might want to try checking your facts. The medical exam showed that the woman who accused Roethlisberger didn’t have intercourse with anyone that evening–and according to DA Fred Bright, vaginal rape is the only accusation she made against Roethlisberger. What’s more, the only people telling the story about the bodyguard blocking the door were the two sorority sisters originally falsified the rape accusation against Ben. Their story was refuted by every other witness, including the club owner. And it even conflicted with the accuser’s written statement. In explaining why he would not press charges against Roethlisberger, the DA said he hoped the accuser and her sorority sisters had learned their lesson.

    @bangrhard …

    No one with your username should be criticizing anyone’s treatment of women.

  121. dieharddolfan6493 says: Feb 9, 2011 9:02 PM

    @siggy00 says:
    How the hell can you medically prove weather he had intercourse with the women or not? If you can do that every man that ever rapped someone would be in prison. Second people are over reacting to this sanchez situation. If Ben can get away with rape and OJ can get away with murder Sanchez will get away with having sex with a minor that wanted it. Theyre just trying to get your minds off the bigger problems in the NFL

  122. nickster2k says: Feb 9, 2011 9:10 PM

    nebster21 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 3:04 PM
    He could face jail time for two offenses

    =========================

    That’s really saying something because usually he can generate no offense.

  123. titan40 says: Feb 9, 2011 9:16 PM

    Sanchez asked Ben for advice for next season. His response? “GO FOR IT!!!!”

  124. bobbynj says: Feb 9, 2011 9:38 PM

    To all the NE and Pitt geeks : stop judging and complaining just because you cant get any. Sanchez, by virtue of playing in NY/NJ can get any woman he wants. And I’ll do a 17 year old from Pittsburgh or Boston anytime ! Ben is a liar, tried “takin it” and is not in prison now because of Old Rooney Money in Pittsburgh. Ben is a sex offender. Sanchez is a young guy with the keys to the hen house and you miserable dolts are jealous.

  125. siggy00 says: Feb 9, 2011 10:15 PM

    “@siggy00 says:
    How the hell can you medically prove weather he had intercourse with the women or not”

    Simple, she accused him of unprotected rape sex, and didn’t shower after the alleged incident.

    If Ben penetrates her, his DNA is inside her, and he’s awaiting trial for rape.

    But NO Ben DNA was in the accuser. He said they didn’t have sex and the medical examination backs his version.

    Great QB, but he can’t alter science.

  126. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 9, 2011 10:31 PM

    “bobbynj says: Feb 9, 2011 9:38 PM
    To all the NE and Pitt geeks : stop judging and complaining just because you cant get any. Sanchez, by virtue of playing in NY/NJ can get any woman he wants. ”

    So why is he banging a pudgy, average looking chick who is barely old enough to remember 9/11?

  127. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Feb 9, 2011 11:19 PM

    Deb says: Feb 9, 2011 8:55 PM

    @jackbassett …

    You might want to try checking your facts. The medical exam showed that the woman who accused Roethlisberger didn’t have intercourse with anyone that evening–and according to DA Fred Bright, vaginal rape is the only accusation she made against Roethlisberger.

    ———————–

    Maybe Miss DTF was too drunk to recall the Ben took the road less traveled and forgot to accuse him…

    Seriously, I get tired of watching you re-state the facts to these morons over and over again but I understand why you do it…

  128. juancorsair says: Feb 10, 2011 3:30 AM

    23chameleons says:

    “highest-profile player on the highest-profile team in the NFL”

    Wouldn’t that be Tom Brady ??

    No, that would be Aaron Rodgers.

    13 times World Champions, baby!

  129. gamustangdude says: Feb 10, 2011 7:44 AM

    @juancorsair

    13 times World Champions, baby!
    __________________________________
    Whatever helps you sleep at night.

    “Starting with the 1966 season, the NFL champion played the American Football League champion in what would become the Super Bowl”

    9 NFL Championships (NO American Football League) Fake sports fan.

    4 Super Bowls (with the American Football League)

    Not 13 World titles stop the self proclamations please. Give someone an inch they take a mile.

    There’s a 7 year difference here. No laws were broken. There’s no morale dilemma here. Get over yourselves.

  130. gamustangdude says: Feb 10, 2011 7:51 AM

    @juancorsair

    One More thing…

    “After the 1970 AFL–NFL merger and the emergence of the Super Bowl, all NFL league championship games prior to merger are listed along with the NFC conference championship games in the NFL’s official records.”

    However don’t let the truth prevent you from making ignorant statements.

  131. irishdawg42 says: Feb 10, 2011 8:32 AM

    I can’t stand the Jets and don’t particularly follow the view that Sanchez is the next big QB, but…

    This is most likely a non-story.

    Someone posted, why is he taking an 11th grader, blah blah..

    I hate to say this, but my daughter was 17 when she started attending college this fall.

    This girl could easily be a college student and Sanchez assumed she was older because of that.

    Problem is WE DON’T KNOW..

    That said, if I found out my 17 year old daughter(or even my now 18 year old daughter) was dating a 24 year old, I would have a VERY LONG talk with her first, him second–separately and hopefully smarter heads would prevail to end this relationship.

  132. lovedabirds says: Feb 10, 2011 10:12 AM

    @gamustangdude

    “However don’t let the truth prevent you from making ignorant statements.”

    Can ya imagine? Anyone that has read your posts on other subjects finds this statement hilariously funny.

  133. gamustangdude says: Feb 10, 2011 11:22 AM

    @lovedabirds

    back at ya

  134. Deb says: Feb 10, 2011 1:25 PM

    @pftequalsgreatjournalism …

    Thanks for understanding. I’m tired of restating the facts (really), but feel compelled. Must be the journalism background. Men and women don’t go to seedy bathrooms together to exchange business cards. I’m sure she knows what road they traveled, but just went along with her sorority sister’s evil plan. Blows my mind … but obviously I’ve never been driven by the need to be popular :)

  135. tahjay says: Feb 10, 2011 2:31 PM

    Its amazing how anybody could not see a problem with a professional athlete of the last 2 years, who spent 3 years in college, and is one of the most eligable bachelors in New York, sleeping with a high schooler…..

    She’s in high school guys…….

    He’s at practice playing a men’s sport with adult men who probably have children upwards of 17 years old…. She’s in biology class waiting for the bell to ring so she can get a slice of pizza from the lunch lady….

    He’s waiting for 3:30 to come around so he can pick her up by the bus loop, take her home and run through that teenage, high school pudding pocket… And nothing’s wrong with that??????? Why? Cuz it’s “legal” in New York? For real? SMH Ya’ll need to answer to God on that one and put your Jets’ fandom aside.

  136. lovedabirds says: Feb 10, 2011 3:23 PM

    “Ya’ll need to answer to God on that one and put your Jets’ fandom aside.”

    Just like ya’all gotta answer to God for people senselessly hanging, drowning, torturing animals that are already hurt & shrieking in pain & put your Vickdom aside. Ya gotta answer to God for knowingly infecting women with disease they will carry for life & put your Vickdom aside. Ya gotta answer to God for intentionally & continually lying in regards to torturing, tormenting & killing defenseless already hurt animals because it arouses some incredibly sick individuals & put your Vickdom aside.

    Funny how some have made amends & do not have to answer to God & others DO HAVE to answer to God. Ironic how the same people telling others they do not have the right & gall to judge can & judge others.

  137. tunescribe says: Feb 10, 2011 10:16 PM

    Eating hotdogs on the sideline, attending Justin Bieber concerts, smearing boogers on his teammate during a championship game, and dating a 17-year-old high school girl. Pete Carroll was right –Marky Sanchez wasn’t ready for the NFL … and still isn’t.

  138. richm2256 says: Feb 10, 2011 10:24 PM

    hooterdawg says:
    For all the Patsie fans on here pointing fingers at Sanchez, let’s not forget that Brady was much older when he walked out on his gf whom he had knocked up. Now THAT shows real maturity – creating a bastard son. Tell me that Sanchez partying with a 17 y/o gal is anything close to being THAT irresponsible.
    ————————————————-
    Well, let’s see, Bridget Moynahan was 36 when she was with Brady, not 17 like Sanchez’s girlfriend. Oh, and Brady ended the relationship several weeks before she even knew she had tried to trap him, er, knew she was pregnant.

    You really want to compare Brady having an out-of-wedlock baby with a 36 year old model, to Mark Sanchez dating a 17 year old high school junior?

    REALLY?

    bobbynj says:
    To all the NE and Pitt geeks : stop judging and complaining just because you cant get any. Sanchez, by virtue of playing in NY/NJ can get any woman he wants
    ————————————————
    So he chooses a 17 y/o high school junior?

    Yeah, smart choice Sanchez.

  139. tominmilwaukee says: Feb 11, 2011 4:41 PM

    Just saw her pic….. Cute, but not NFL starting QB cute….

  140. jazzytrav says: Feb 11, 2011 10:04 PM

    First, did he know she was 17? If I met pretty girl at a club, I would assume she was 21.

    Second, I’ve met 25 year olds that look 17 and 17 year olds that look 25. It’s not like he automatically has some thing for little girls or something.

    And finally, even if the law says that she can’t have consensual sex with him, does deadspin or anyone else have some kind of proof that they had sex? And if you do, do you have a life outside of voyeuring football players?

  141. glenwo2 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:16 PM

    Time for MY two cents. Let’s end this crap once and for all….

    1.) For those wanting Goodell to “come down hard” on Sanchez like he did Big Ben?

    I say to you : Tough sh-t!

    The Big Ben situation involved INTOXICATION AND FORCE like someone rightly stated. Even though there was possibly no penetration, ever think that perhaps Big Ben forced the drunk woman to perform oral sex on him? There’s no penetration there now, is it?

    Plus, “assumptions aside”, Ben still practically trapped her in a room while his posse guarded the door outside. If that doesn’t sound suspicious, I don’t know what does.

    Sanchez, on the other hand, DID *NOTHING* WRONG. In fact, the only thing he’s guilty of is talking to this fugly ho’ and not telling her to take a hike.

    2.) But most importantly, Where’s the Proof that he and her had sex? Can someone fill me in and where this was CONFIRMED? Not even this Kruger girl said that he and Mark had sex….and yet everyone is ASSUMING again.

    That’s right. Everyone is ASSUMING(just like I “assumed” above with Ben) that he had sexual relations with that girl when, in fact, there’s ZERO EVIDENCE of that having occured. Remember the so-called Pictures of Mark’s *alleged* bedroom that girl provided? IT COULD BE *ANYONE’S* ROOM!! Doesn’t need to be Mark’s. She could have a friend who’s room we are looking at. Could be her cousin. There’s nothing in those pictures that tells us that it really is Sanchez’s room despite what this girl stated.

    And quite frankly, the dumb girl’s credibility doesn’t exactly hold water considering who her parents are and what her upbringing was like.

    3.) Even if there was evidence of Sexual Contact(which there isn’t any), the Age of Consent in NYC is 17 and for those who don’t know : The age of Consent in NJ is 16.

    Personally, I don’t know how these Ages Of Consent were changed WITHOUT the People’s vote on it ’cause I sure as hell would’ve fought to keep it at 18 but anyway….

    …regardless of my feelings on that, according to the LAW, at 17 she can legally consent to a relationship in NYC. And if what she stated was true(Doubt it) that she went to Mark’s house in NJ, she still can legally consent since the Age of Consent is at 16. Either way, Mark is not nor will he be in any Legal Trouble….

    ….OR, despite the outcry from Rapistberger Apologists/Jealous Giants Fans/Patriots fans, Mark did NOT violate any laws or NFL policies. I’m sure, though, that Goodell may talk to him about it just to advise him(in other words, warn him) against doing this in the future but that’s about it.

  142. nickster2k says: Feb 12, 2011 10:23 PM

    glenwo2 says:
    Feb 12, 2011 6:16 PM
    Time for MY two cents. Let’s end this crap once and for all….

    ===========================

    Does making up a bunch of bs about Roethlisberger make you feel better about your QB being a pedophile?

  143. johntonioholmes says: Feb 13, 2011 5:14 PM

    Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for poor judgment. Since he wasn’t charged with anything, there was technically no wrongdoing. I mean, on paper, there is nothing on his record.

    Goodell suspended him, rightly so or not, because he was acting like a pig and he posed a PR problem for the league–more because of the latter than of the former.

    So no, Sanchez has not done anything wrong. There is nothing on his record, so he essentially finds himself in the same boat as Ben.

    Should he be suspended for poor judgment, like Roethlisberger? If Goodell cared about being consistent, then maybe. Will he be? No.

    Goodell, as I said before, only suspended Ben because he posed a PR problem. Despite the fact that Sanchez was already arrested once for rape, and he now finds himself in a situation that would be illegal in some states, there will be no PR outcry.

    One reason why there is no outcry is because a lot of the media is located in NY–they’re Jets fans.

    The other reason why there is no outcry is because Sanchez carries himself better than Ben. Ben was not a media darling, while Sanchez is. The media didn’t like Ben so they pushed the issue about his sexual assault accusation until Goodell jerked his knee.

    Whether that was the correct mode of action or not is irrelevant. The point being that Goodell is willing to suspend certain players for bad judgment while letting others go. And while I’m aware that Sanchez’s bad judgment is not nearly as bad as Roethisberger’s was, it’s still worth noting that Goodell may find himself in a situation where it is necessary to bring the hammer down on players who create the perception of being irresponsible people, even if what they’re purported to have done carries no weight in court.

  144. calloustongue says: Feb 14, 2011 10:58 AM

    @ Deb

    Both named Mark, and both 17. Enough of a coincidence for me to make my comment.

    You don’t need to interject your relentless defense of Big Ben into every single conversation either.

    If you’re so convinced he’s innocent. Give up the defense, it’s over.

  145. Deb says: Feb 14, 2011 2:16 PM

    @calloustongue …

    Both named Mark, both 17 and that gives some coincidence to the cases? :roll: My post spoke for itself. So does your thin-skinned defense.

    As for Roethlisberger, the evidence speaks for itself. It’s a serious matter, so I’ll continue to address it when it seems relevant. You’re welcome to skip to the next post.

  146. mulehead70 says: Feb 15, 2011 6:16 PM

    Why does this whole situation remind me of an old Winger song????

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