Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum called AWSM board member Joanne C. Gerstner this evening and extended an invitation to meet with the players and staff, deeming it would a strong step to educate and inform about the media’s mission. Gerstner, on behalf of AWSM, accepted the Jets invitation.
AWSM will be holding an educational session for the New York Jets sometime this week or early next. We are working on coordination of schedules, given the Jets have a short week due to their participation in Monday night football. AWSM welcomes this opportunity to share our message of advocacy for women in sports media to be treated with respect and professionalism. We also welcome further dialogue with the Jets organization.
The Jets and NFL are still in process of conducting a full investigation into alleged incidents of disrespectful and unprofessional behavior directed at a female TV reporter at Jets practice Saturday. AWSM formally protested to the NFL Saturday evening, and the league and team launched their investigations into the matter.