Are you here to cover the story, or be the story?

When Deadspin has the proper perspective on the alleged mistreatment of Mexican TV reporter Ines Sainz by the New York Jets, then what does that say about this whole flap?

While the NFL ought to come down hard on the Jets if these accusations are true, the actions of more than a few boorish players and coaches need to be examined as well.

Should former beauty pageant contestants-turned sports correspondents be able to show up at an NFL team training camp dressed a certain way, then express complete surprise when they’re subjected to catcalls and worse?

I appreciate Tara Sullivan’s take on all this and her comments on NPR today. But women in sports media are hurt when news organizations assign attention-grabbers like Sainz to events like this in the first place.

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