Celebrity Affair

Jets QB Mark Sanchez’s 17-Year-Old Fling Eliza Kruger

Not only did New York Jets NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez suffer a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers in this year’s AFC Championship Game, denying him a trip to the Super Bowl, but he’s now the subject of a mini-scandal. According to Deadspin, a 17-year-old girl—whom they call E.K. (later identified as "rich girl" Eliza Kruger)—reached out to tell them of her brief fling with the star QB. The couple met on New Year’s Eve at the Manhattan nightclub Lavo, and exchanged numbers. He then texted her—17 is the legal age of consent in New York—and provided her and her friends with tickets to the Jets/Bills regular season finale, before taking her to dinner at Nobu in Midtown. The two eventually went back to Sanchez’s Jersey pad and hooked up. Afterward, Sanchez would text her from time to time, but usually at 2 a.m. asking if she was out. The unnamed girl provided Deadspin with text messages and photographs of Sanchez’s bedroom as evidence.