We have all been reading about the situation regarding the New York Jets with TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz, who works for the Mexican network. Sainz said she felt uncomfortable this past Saturday in the Jets locker room because of cat calls and other inappropriate behavior.
Now some Chicago Bears have offered there thoughts on the subject. Lance Briggs commented Thursday that he believed that female reporters did not belong in the locker room.
“No, I don’t regret what I said,” Briggs said, referring to [the] Wednesday interview with NBC Chicago. “My statement is that the men’s locker room is for men. Just like the women’s locker room is for women.
“I meant no disrespect to [the NBC reporter or] any women in our locker room, because we’ve never had any problems in our locker room. The fact that there is an issue over a woman in the men’s locker room, to me is ridiculous. I don’t think there should ever be a problem in the men’s locker room. That’s our realm.”
Tommie Harris offered his thoughts,
“Just do your job, that’s it,” said Harris. “It’s the same as a man in the locker room to me.”
For me the issue is simple. I don’t understand why reporters are allowed in the locker room at all, male or female. There has to be a better system than allowing groups of people into a place where the men who just played three hours of football are trying to shower up and get dressed. Imagine how uncomfortable that must be to walk out of the shower and have a group of people, both male and female, standing over you immediately.
I understand that everyone has a job to do, but isn’t there a better way?