A few weeks ago, someone posted a hidden camera video online of Erin Andrews, an ESPN sideline reporter, while she was nude in a hotel room. The whole incident has left her understandably shaken. She has said she will sue the person responsible, as well as anyone that spreads the video (a list which would presumably now include the NY Post, whose reporters ESPN has summarily banned from the network in response).
And then Christine Brennan of USA Today weighed in, suggesting that Andrews beared responsibility in this.
On the Erin Andrews situation, a quick thought for those who have asked: There are hundreds of women covering sports in this country who haven’t had this happen to them. I wish it didn’t happen to Erin, but I also would suggest to her if she asked (and she hasn’t) that she rely on her talent and brains and not succumb to the lowest common denominator in sports media by playing to the frat house.
Got that, folks? She was a tease who brought this violation on herself.