Mark Sanchez: Latest Issue a Big Deal Or Much Ado About Nothing?

Joey HnathCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 23:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets warms up against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images has come out with an article alleging that New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had an improper relationship with a 17 year old girl.

Few facts have come out regarding this story. The unnamed girl has allegedly sent pictures of Sanchez’s bedroom to the website that she took on her Blackberry.

Deadspin has posed the question that someone else used the girl’s phone to take those pictures, and that the story may be bigger than first reported.

Regardless, the unnamed girl now has an attorney in her corner. Her lawyer recently sent a letter to Deadspin, denying any wrong doing by the girl. The lawyer also threatened legal action should her name be revealed by the website.

It’s really too early to tell whether or not this is a big deal or not. The legal age of consent in New York is 17, while it is 18 in California. If relations did take place, it is still unknown at this time where they happened.

The New York Jets have been officially notified about Deadspin’s story, as well as the girl’s version of it.

As of now, there is no need to compare Mark Sanchez to Ben Roethlisberger’s legal issues from last offseason.

Though there is nothing definitive about this story yet, it is certainly one to keep an eye on in the coming days and weeks.