Jets Players ‘Pissed’ After Discovering Hidden Cameras In Locker Room: ‘This is Bullsh-t’
The Jets’ on-field troubles seem to have seeped into their locker room as players are extremely unhappy after claiming they are being watched without their knowledge or permission.
The New York Daily News reported on Saturday that Jets players and their representatives informed the NFL Players Association that they discovered surveillance equipment disguised as smoke detectors in the training facility locker rooms. These reports first hit the NFLPA in October and the association “immediately informed the NFL.”
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported Saturday the NFL found the cameras have been in place since 2008, when the organization opened its current training facility in New Jersey.
“I’m pissed,” the unnamed player told Mehta. “That’s our space. Why would you have a camera in there? That’s bullsh–t.”
The New York Daily News spoke with several former Jets players that were around in 2008, and none of them recalled being informed there would be cameras inside the locker room.
“We are aware of the situation, and will have no further comment at this time,” a team spokesperson said.
The players association is working to decide whether to file a formal grievance seeking the removal of the cameras and investigating whether they are in violation of a New Jersey legal statute put in place in 2016 that prevents the filming of individuals who are partially or fully naked.
“It doesn’t surprise me,” a former player told the New York Daily News. “Some people over there are pretty worried about what’s done behind closed doors or in the locker room.”