What is it about the New York Jets? Over the years, so many of their quarterbacks have had scandals involving sex that one has to wonder if the franchise encourages a culture that breeds these problems.
The following is a list of all the sex scandals involving New York Jets quarterbacks that occurred over the years. One cannot blame the New York City area for these scandals, as the New York Giants play in the same building as the Jets, and the Giants quarterbacks have not had sex scandals.
Sex Scandals Involving New York Jets Quarterbacks
- Mark Sanchez Dated a 17 Year Old High School Student
Mark Sanchez was quite a playboy when he was the New York Jets starting quarterback, dating women like Eva Longoria and Kate Upton. But Mark Sanchez created a big sex scandal when it was revealed he also dated a 17 year old high school student named Eliza Kruger in 2011.
Mark Sanchez did nothing illegal when he dated 17 year old high school student Eliza Kruger, she was of legal age in all states involved, but its embarrassing to the max when the starting quarterback of an NFL team is caught dating a 17 year old high school student.
- Brett Favre Sent Jets Gameday Hostess Jenn Sterger Lurid Text Messages
Brett Favre played just one season with the New York Jets in 2008, but he created a huge sex scandal when he allegedly sent the Jets Gameday hostess and sideline reporter Jenn Sterger lurid text messages. After Sterger reported the incidents to the NFL, Brett Favre refused to answer any questions about the scandal, and he was fined $50,000 by the league.
- Joe Namath Told ESPN’s Suzy Kolber He Wanted to Kiss Her On the Air
During a New York Jets Saturday night game on ESPN during the 2003 season, ESPN sideline reporter Suzy Kolber interviewed New York Jets Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath. During the interview, an obviously intoxicated Namath told Suzy Kolber twice that he wanted to kiss her. I remember watching this interview live, and it was hilarious.
Suzy Kolber told Joe she was taking his comments as a huge complement, and then she quickly ended the interview. Namath, who also said he couldn’t care less about the Jets during the interview, was embarrassed by the incident and admitted he had a drinking problem, which he sought help for.
- Nick Mangold Tried to Get Tim Tebow and Lolo Jones to Hook-up
Both Tim Tebow and Olympic runner Lolo Jones have stated publicly they want to abstain from sex until they are married. While Tebow was a quarterback with the New York Jets, the team’s center, Nick Mangold, who has a sister who is an Olympic weightlifter, tried to arrange a date between Tim Tebow and Lolo Jones.
Whether Nick Mangold was really trying to arrange the hook-up, or was goofing on Tim Tebow is unclear. This is obviously the cleanest sex scandal involving New York Jets quarterbacks, but it was still pretty odd news.
- Joe Namath Claims He Slept with Over 300 Women in College
Joe Namath went to college at the University of Alabama, and he has claimed he slept with over 300 women while he was there. Namath says when he was bored in class he would make lists of all the women he slept with, and the lists had over 300 names on them.
Unlike Wilt Chamberlain’s ridiculous claim that he slept with over 20,000 women, the math for Namath’s boast is much more believable. Over four years there are 1,460 days, so Namath would only have had to have had sex on around 20% of his college days for his claim to be true.
- Jets Players Make Sexually Suggestive Comments to Ines Sainz
When Azteca TV reporter Ines Sainz showed up at a Jets practice in 2010 to interview Mark Sanchez, Jets players threw footballs in her direction and made lewd comments towards her. Sainz felt highly uncomfortable from the situation, and Jets owner Woody Johnson called her to apologize over the behavior.