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Mark Sanchez

First Class Rookie

4/27/2009 5:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The New York Jets dropped some serious jack on QB Mark Sanchez hours after picking him fifth in this weekend's NFL draft.

Mark Sanchez

TMZ has learned the Jets spent $13,488 to fly Mark and five other family members first class -- LA to NY Saturday night. Gang Green also picked up the tab for a business class seat and two coach tickets (Mark's nephew and sis-in-law drew the short straws).

Sounds like the Jets are going all out to match the pampering Sanchez got as BMOC at USC.

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1.

artie help    

mark is a terrific ,sprt and will fit in beautifully in the big bozack ,good luck.

1949 days ago
2.

Michelle Mirabal    

WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME BABY!

1949 days ago
3.

j    

Best luck Mark, Even though I am a OSU fan, you always carried yourself well and made it hard to not like you. Congrats!

1949 days ago
4.

missdona    

Not have a frequent flyer number is the real crime.

1949 days ago
5.

why?    

Hope he doesn't get Swine Flu.

1949 days ago
6.

Venom    

If dumbass Detroit could spend as much as they did for an unproven QB who has never played a pro game in his life, this is no big deal.
Sanchez is by far the better QB.
I have a feeling Detroit's pick will be a bust, no surprise there.

1949 days ago
7.

Tiparama    

Why is this a big deal? It's a penny in the barrel of what he's gonna get. Who cares if they spent 14K flying them out? Must be a slow day.

1949 days ago
8.

g-dawg    

His nephew and sister in law may not have drawn the short straws. If his nephew is under 12 or something like that he can't fly first class and probably not business class either. Just FYI (so they don't look like jerks)

1949 days ago
9.

ruiz8ball    

This is the problem with the NFL they pamper and give all these millions to an unproven player and then wonder why some become a bust. From day one these players have a sense of entitlement, but you really can't the players you must blame the organizations. Sanchez was a great QB in college, but the NFL is completely different and paying these yound kids millions before they complete their first NFL pass is just completely crazy. But the owners care becuase who picks up the tab, but fans since prices for tickets, jersey etc. will increase to help pay these crazy salaries. I would like to see these kids go out in the real world and make atlease 1 mil. using the free education given to them. I bet anyone that there is a strong possiblity that they will not be able to.

1949 days ago
10.

DJ    

That Dirty Sanchez

1949 days ago
11.

pat    

best of luck to him, I think he has potential and its ironic to me cause I didn't like the Jets last season cause of Favre, being a Green Bay Fan. I started following the Mark Sanchez stories before he was drafted and he ends up with the Jets, now I have to watch the Jets to see how he will do in the NFL

1949 days ago
12.

whatever    

That's so nice since they are making their secretaries and low level front office people take mandatory 2 week UNPAID vacations...

1948 days ago

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