This attractive blond is Ms. Ines Sainz, a 32 year-old sports reporter for a Mexican news outlet. Attractive? You bet. Embroiled in a sexual harassment claim against the NFL's New York Jets? Yes, that too.
Sexy? Don't be stupid. YES! Dressed a bit trashy as though to draw attention to herself? Again, a stupid question — yes to that as well. Look, there is no excuse that makes it okay for a person to make unwanted remarks to another, for any reason. But at the same time, there should be a rule in the sports reporter handbook that says one can't dress scantily in body-wrap clothing when walking into a locker-room of grown men who just came in from expending themselves on a gridiron, and where testosterone and adrenaline are flowing like water from the faucet. Or put another way, dress the part, in this case, of a professional. (Of course, the problem hers is that she does look like a pro, know what I mean?)
Seriously, where is the reporter's responsibility in her approach to her profession? Don't give me any bullshit about "how she dressed doesn't give the players a right to whistle and stare." She wasn't covering the locker room of a group of little league boys — she went into a room of men's men looking like she was dressed to draw attention to herself. Period. There must be a code of conduct she and other reports, male or female, follow when approaching their work — and yes, context and setting are important. If she were visiting a single player or a small group of players, one outcome, but she paraded into a room of 50 to 60 sweaty men in various stages of undress — some even showering — and expected no response. Give me a break. She should have entered looking like the typical wife of one of these players — wearing a sweatshirt and baggy sweatpants with her hair up in rollers, then we wouldn't be having this discussion.