“You know I’m 17, right.”
“Well, we can still talk. But I can’t see you until you’re 18.”
“Actually, 17 is legal in New York.”
No, that isn’t the transcript for a daytime soap opera, it is allegedly the real life drama that is playing out for New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez and Eliza Kruger, a 17 year old high school student from Connecticut.
According to Deadspin.com and featured in today’s New York Post, Sanchez, 24, and Kruger have developed quite the relationship; from dinners at Nobu in NYC to overnights at Sanchez’s New Jersey home.
It started at a nightclub on New Year’s Eve, where Kruger would go on to post on her Facebook page, after meeting with Sanchez, that “MARK F–ING SANCHEZ” texted her.
It would end with pics from Kruger of a pic of an unmade bed (Allegedly Sanchez’s) as “proof” of their romance.
“We went back to his place in Jersey after dinner [at Nobu]. He lives on a golf course. There was a big storm,” the Greenwich High-School Senior told Deadspin.com.
According to Deadspin, when a Deadspin editor told her he would research the legality, Kruger replied that the age of sexual consent in New Jersey is “16. I checked.”
“He’s a really nice guy, you know,” Eliza told the site. “He’s one of the kindest people, and he’s a genuine person.”
The Post reports that Kruger’s dad is Konrad “Chip” Kruger, a former partner in the Stamford, Conn., financial firm Five Mile Capital Partners, who, not only, received a $48 million bonus, severance and a deferred-compensation package when he left the firm Greenwich Capital in 2000, but also part of a partnership that purchased 78 percent of GM Corp. for $500 million.
Kruger told Deadspin that Sanchez continued to speak with her after their first get together at Sanchez’s home.
“He would send me a text at 2 a.m. on a Wednesday asking if I was out that night,” she told Deadspin.
“But I’d be, like, I have school tomorrow.”
Sanchez apparently also sent a text on Jan. 24, shortly after the Jets lost to the Steelers, in the AFC Championship Game.
A Jets spokesman said the team would not comment on Sanchez’s personal life. Sanchez couldn’t be reached for comment.
At her Greenwich house, Kruger’s mom said, “I don’t think she wants to talk. We’re really trying to shut this down.”