NFL policy says that all credentialed media get access to the locker rooms after games. Someone working the Jaguars-Colts game in Indianapolis on Sunday violated that policy, keeping three female reporters out because of their gender.
Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports, Joey Chandler of the Tuscaloosa News and Katie McInerney of the Tulsa World all said someone working at the stadium kept them out of a locker room after the game. They were detained for a few minutes before a Jaguars staffer let them in.
“I have covered male sporting events all over the world and it took coming to Indianapolis to face my first gender discrimination,” Watson wrote on Twitter.
The name of the man who kept the women out of the locker room has not been released, but it’s incumbent on the Colts to make sure the people working at their stadium don’t discriminate. PFT has reached out to both the NFL and the Colts to request a comment; neither responded to our request.