Days after the Super Bowl ended, the New York Jets are remaining in the news. But as has been the case very often this season, it's not always about football.
Sources say that quarterback Mark Sanchez has "hooked up" with a wealthy young girl from Connecticut.
Hooked up? What are we, 17 here?
It turns out, yes.
Sexy 17-year old Connecticut high school girl Eliza Kruger, daughter of a wealthy financier, bragged on Facebook about "MARK F--ING SANCHEZ" texting her after they flirted at a Manhattan nightclub on New Year's Eve --- and also took photos of a mussed-up bed in his home as "proof" of their huddle just days later, according to foxnews.com.The New York Post reports Eliza's dad is Konrad "Chip" Kruger, a partner in the Stamford, Conn., financial firm Five Mile Capital Partners, who court records show received a $48 million bonus, severance and a deferred-compensation package when he left the firm Greenwich Capital in 2000.
According to Deadspin.com, Eliza and some of her friends were at the Manhattan nightclub Lavo, on New Year's Eve. Sanchez made a brief appearance there, along with tight end Dustin Keller. He was there long enough to chat up Kruger. Sanchez sidled up to her, and she gave him her BlackBerry number and flirted a bit. "You know I'm 17, right?" she remembers saying. Sanchez kept his cool. "Well, we can still talk, but I can't see you until you're 18," he said. "Actually," Eliza replied, "17 is legal in New York."
OK Magazine reports they kept in touch and Mark gave her tickets to the Jets vs. Bills game. Later that week, they went on a date.
"Yeah," she said after being asked if they had romantic relations. "We went back to his place in Jersey after dinner. He lives on a golf course. There was a big storm."
Kruger said Sanchez last texted her at 2 a.m. on Jan. 24 ---- right after he returned home from Pittsburgh where the Jets lost in the AFC Championship Game to the Steelers.
Aolnews.com reminds us that assistant coach Sal Alosi was suspended for tripping Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll during a punt return. Deadspin had previously identified Michelle Ryan, the wife of coach Ryan, as the star of several foot-fetish videos. Two massage therapists employed by the Jets filed a lawsuit against the man Sanchez replaced, a guy named Brett Favre, as well as the team over allegations of sexual harassment.
And there was the tale of Favre and Jenn Sterger, catcalls for Ines Sainz, and we learned that Rex Ryan and Antonio Cromartie swear a lot.
Newyorkjets.com informs us the Jets will be hosting their New Meadowlands Stadium co-owners the New York Giants on next year's schedule.
That would be during football season.