Mark Sanchez Allegedly Hooks Up With 17-Year-Old Eliza Kruger
Looks like Mark Sanchez is bringing the New York Jets into the offseason spotlight. The studly Prince- Eric-look-alike has allegedly been hooking up with 17-year-old Eliza Kruger whom he met on New Year’s Eve!
Eliza Kruger is the daughter of Konrad “Chip” Kruger, an elite Connecticut hedge fund investor, who, according to court records, received $48 million in bonuses from financial firm Five Mile Capital Partners last year alone. With a father like that, you can get in anywhere in New York.
The quarterback reportedly met Kruger at trendy Manhattan night club, Lavo, and sidled up to the cute young blonde. The coquette gave him her number and exchanged banter, “You know I’m 17, right?” she reportedly mentions according to Deadspin.com. Sanchez continues unshaken, “Well, we can still talk, but I can’t see you until you’re 18,” he said. “Actually,” Kruger cleverly quips, “17 is legal in New York.”
With that, Sanchez invites Kruger and friend to the Jets vs. Bills game, and afterward… checked that the legal age for consent in New York was 17, and in New Jersey was, in fact, 16.
Did they or didn’t they?
“Yeah,” she said after being asked if they hooked up. “We went back to his place in Jersey after dinner. He lives on a golf course. There was a big storm.” She’s legal. He’s legal. There’s really no case for wrongful accusations. But they are still coming up.
And yet throughout this media frenzy, Kruger holds no malice towards Sanchez, “He’s a really nice guy, you know,” Eliza told Deadspin.com, “He’s one of the kindest people, and he’s a genuine person.” She knew of her legal right to consent and still wants to be friends with Sanchez.
See The Somewhat Romantic Story Of Mark Sanchez And A 17-Year-Old Girl on deadspin.com for the rest of the story.
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