All week long at the Miami Herald, there had been a tremendous buildup to the big event. There had been meetings, phone calls, more meetings. I was a year-old summer intern at the Herald, between my undergraduate and master's years at Northwestern, and sports editor Paul Anger assigned me to write a sidebar on the visiting team.
Athletes being interviewed in their locker room directly after their game is the last thing athletes want to happen. There are many reasons to believe the locker room of a sports team is not the best environment for a reporter to speak with their interviewee. Are locker room interviews appropriate for professional sports reports?
My feeling is, while the Jets were wrong to harass her, we need to be honest about a few things. I don't care if they are all Ghandi reincarnated, that's an awkward situation. That's obvious from all the players speaking out on the issue.
Miamisburg teen exchanged gunfire before dying in home invasion, police say. Andrew Whitworth has spoken up against media access to NFL locker rooms before, but his voice on the subject might be growing a little louder now. Whitworth took the subject matter to Twitter on Sunday night after the interview aired and addressed it with media Monday at Paul Brown Stadium. Media members currently have access to locker rooms in all the major male professional sports — including Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
Powered by WordPress. Remember a few weeks ago when the female sports reporter, Ines Sainz made allegations that she was sexually harassed in the locker room of the NY Jets? She says she will conduct her interviews any where but the locker room.
Women in the Locker Room One benefit of researching a book is discovering the myriad of stories that occur in a given period of time. Most broadcast crews employ a play-by-play man, a former player or coach as color analyst and generally a woman sideline reporter. I am pretty neutral when it comes to sideline reporters in general.
The Sporting News points out interview itself was "pretty routine," but the backdrop revealed several of Jones' teammates completely naked. SBNation said viewers could see a glimpse of one player's penis, several bare backsides and "one guy [who] looked like he was holding his junk on the way to the shower. Albert Breers, who conducted the interview, commented on the mishap on Twitter with an embarrassed face emoji.
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The wife of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron took to Twitter to blast the NFL Network after it aired a locker room interview that showed nude players walking to and from the showers in the background. How is this ok? What about female reporters required to get an interview? No missing the point.