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New York Jets: Hard Knock Drama Queens

Posted by on January 8, 2011 at 6:28 PM EST

new york jetsNew York Jets enter the NFL Playoffs as a wild card and drama queens.

New York JetsIndianapolis Colts NFL Playoffs Wild Card game. As we head into the first weekend of the NFL playoffs there are a lot questions about how good teams are and which teams really deserve to be in the playoffs that are still left unanswered. The one thing we know for sure is that the New York Jets are this season’s drama queens.

The NY Jets drama started during training camp. HBO’s show Hard Knocks followed the team and found them dealing with the distraction of signing hold out all-pro corner Darrelle Revis. It wasn’t far into the season that another story came out about the team and maybe members of the staff potentially harassing Mexican TV host Ines Sainz. Throw in the problems with Brett Favre supposedly emailing pictures of his penis to Jet employee Jenn Sterger last season when he played for the Jets, Rex Ryan’s foot fetish video and the Jet coach who tripped an opposing player during the game and you would think the team had enough drama around it last a lifetime. But they weren’t done just yet. This last week three former masseuses that worked for the team last season have filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the team and Bret Favre. The plaintiffs in this case, Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole, say that Favre sexually harassed them.

This drama started in 2008 when Favre was playing for the New York Jets. Scavo and O’Toole claim that they were fired from their jobs as part-time masseuses for the team when they complained about Favre sending them sexually suggestive text messages. They claim that Favre wanted to have group sex with Scavo, O’Toole and a third unnamed masseuse. They also claim that Jets have created a hot bed of sexual harassment, sexism and inappropriate behavior. Also named in the suit is Lisa Ripi who was the girl’s manager at the time. They claim that when they went to Ripi with their complaint she insisted that be handled internally and then eventually fired them. The women are seeking unspecified damages.

The Jets as a team have yet to make an official statement about this case. It amazes me that a team surrounded by this much controversy continues to play at such a high level. Each week I expect them to crash and burn, but it seems like they have rallied around the controversy and are using as fuel for their fire. They will have tough test on their plate this weekend as they square off against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. The last time these two teams met Manning and the Colts beat the Jets to earn a spot in the Super Bowl. You know both teams should be motivated so this should be a good game and with the Vikings out of the playoffs and Favre supposedly retired, the odds of his penis making an appearance are pretty low.



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