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Police officers guard Mark Sanchez’s “Jets West” camp

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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is running his “Jets West” camp for teammates to get some summer work together in Mission Viejo, California, this week, and he’s keeping it private. Very private.

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reports that Wednesday’s workout was guarded by five uniformed Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies, one of them openly sporting a shotgun, with several plainclothes officers at the entrances as well. Perhaps Sanchez got the security because he thought the camp would be mobbed by spectators, but that wasn’t the case — the police officers outnumbered the people trying to get in.

Jets tight end Dustin Keller said Sanchez wants to make sure everyone can give football their undivided attention after a disappointing season both on the field and in the Jets’ easily distracted locker room.

“Mark just wanted to keep the distractions out,” Keller told the Post. “After what happened last year, he wants all of us totally focused on football and the job at hand.”

And that meant having police officers on the job of keeping everyone else out.

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13 Responses to “Police officers guard Mark Sanchez’s “Jets West” camp”
  1. Shimmy says: Jul 12, 2012 3:05 PM

    Sanchez probably thought Tebow was going to stop by.

  2. ironhawk says: Jul 12, 2012 3:14 PM

    Uniformed? So they weren’t just off duty police officers hired by Mark, this was something the Mayor and the Police Chief signed off on? And they are using shotguns to keep people away? What the hell?

  3. nyjalleffingday says: Jul 12, 2012 3:15 PM

    Mark let someone wearing a Tebow T-Shirt in, the police were to keep people like YOU out.

  4. lastdukestreetking says: Jul 12, 2012 3:35 PM

    Off-duty cops are allowed to wear their uniforms as long as the protection they are providing is approved by police policy. The Sanchez group should be paying them.

  5. gtrav says: Jul 12, 2012 3:45 PM

    You don’t need a shotgun to keep me away from the Jets.

  6. fdugrad says: Jul 12, 2012 3:51 PM

    Sounds as though officers are there for PROTECTION and not simple crowd control. When has anyone seen security for REAL NFL games in stadiums with sixty-thousand people attending openly packing SHOTGUNS??!! Kind of scary to contemplate and doesn’t make common sense as far as believability.

  7. schmitty2 says: Jul 12, 2012 4:02 PM

    I live near Mission Viejo and let me tell you..shotguns are not required. People look around in disbelief when they hear a police siren going off..it’s that safe. Sanchez is being a tad paranoid

  8. lionsownyou says: Jul 12, 2012 4:19 PM

    If I were a taxpayer in Orange County I sure would like to know how those officers were being paid and if it was with my tax dollars I’d be pretty angry

  9. thetruth1313 says: Jul 12, 2012 4:21 PM

    lastdukestreetking says:
    Jul 12, 2012 3:35 PM
    Off-duty cops are allowed to wear their uniforms as long as the protection they are providing is approved by police policy. The Sanchez group should be paying them

    ———————————————
    And they are the allowed to be using the agency’s shotgun while off-duty?

    Cause there wouldnt be any kind of lawsuit for that police department if that shotgun was used

  10. grogansheroes says: Jul 12, 2012 4:26 PM

    Sanchise is going to throw left handed next year, and doesn’t want anyone to know. I mean he couldn’t be worse, plus he can disguise himself as Tebow in training camp.

  11. giantssb42champs says: Jul 12, 2012 7:59 PM

    Sanchez = third best QB in New York.

  12. dobberdubinsky says: Jul 12, 2012 10:38 PM

    The camp should be called “Jets South” instead of “Jets West” cuz that’s clearly the direction this team is headed. J. E. T. S. suck, Suck, SUCK!!!

  13. norcalirish says: Jul 13, 2012 3:37 AM

    He just didn’t want anybody to know that he was getting traded to Oakland

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