Three female reporters were temporarily barred from entering the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room following the team’s game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday.
Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports, Joey Chandler of the Tuscaloosa News and the Tulsa World’s Katie McInerney were not allowed to enter the locker room by someone they described as an usher.
“At first we thought we had the wrong door,” Watson said. “He said, ‘I’m not sure you’re allowed back there.’”
Chandler added: “He said, ‘I’m sure you know how guys are, I’m just warning you.’”
The Reporters were not happy and took to social media:
“Never ever have I had someone stop me from going into a locker room I was allowed to go into,” Watson said. “I’ve covered events all over the world. I was stunned. I was angry.
“He should not be working the door of an NFL locker room.”
The women were finally let in to the locker room and Michael Fox, Lucas Oil Stadium Director released the following statement:
“Regarding the incident last night outside the Jaguars locker room, the security guard acted mistakenly on his own accord and not at the direction of Lucas Oil Stadium, the Colts, or the Jaguars. We have taken steps to assure such a misunderstanding will not happen again and apologize for the inconvenience to the reporters involved. “