Last Friday, Deadspin.com promoted an upcoming story involving Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's relationship with a 17-year-old girl. It tried to build drama around something the site hoped would be scandalous, but after the story was released on Tuesday, it quite clearly was rather mild.
If you want to read all 1,600-plus words, you can, but here's the abridged version.
Sanchez went out on New Year's Eve. Young lady talked to Sanchez. Sanchez says, "You're 17." She tells him 17-year-olds can legally have relationships with adults in New York. The two become friends. They text. They date. They have somewhat of a relationship. Then it ends.
People can criticize a 24-year-old millionaire quarterback for having relationships with 17-year-olds all they want, but it's not illegal, and it's not even as weird as Rex Ryan's off-field hobbies.
It's the same site, remember, that last month tried to stir up Sanchez's sexual assault allegations from 2006, so maybe there's a grudge there. Either way, this one fails to even register on the controversy meter.
Will this saga eventually fall in line with NESN.com's Top 10 most embarrassing New York sports moments of the last decade?
Photo of the day
Is this whole Mark Sanchez "controversy" not even controversial at all? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Quote of the day
"I think [SEC commissioner Mike Slive] originally wanted to [suspend me] 10 [games]. But when he looked at the schedule, he saw that I have to go to Rupp and the O-Dome. He decided to settle for just eight and make me go to those two places."
–Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, regarding the tough tasks at Kentucky and Florida facing him after his eight-game SEC suspension
Comment of the day
There is an underlying tension between many Bruins fans and Red Sox fans in Boston, and Patrice Bergeron's toughness stoked the fire a bit on Tuesday.
"Good thing he's a hockey player, a baseball player would already be on I/R because of it."
Video of the day
This ski crash was pretty epic in English, but it's so much better in German!