The identity of the 17-year-old high school student who claims she hooked up with Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has now been revealed (as well as her family’s hefty bank account). Eliza Kruger, daughter of Connecticut hedge funder Konrad “Chip” Kruger, is the young blonde who shared her story about being romanced by the 24-year-old football hunk .
Eliza bragged on Facebook about receiving texts from “MARK F–ING SANCHEZ” texting who she met at NYC nightclub Lavo on New Year’s Eve.
“You know I’m 17, right?” Eliza recounted of her first conversation with Mark to sports blog Deadspin.com who broke the story about the footballer’s hook up with a young girl (and also broke the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger Jets scandal in October).
Mark replied, “Well, we can still talk, but I can’t see you until you’re 18,”
But Eliza reminded him, “17 is legal in New York.”
They kept in touch and Mark gave her tickets to the Jets vs. Bills game. Later that week, they went on a date and after the date came the hook-up.
“Yeah,” she said after being asked if the had romantic relations. “We went back to his place in Jersey after dinner. He lives on a golf course. There was a big storm.”
Eliza also said she made sure to research the legality of dating a minor — 17 being the legal age of consent in New York and 16 in New Jersey.
“He’s a really nice guy, you know,” Eliza told Deadspin. “He’s one of the kindest people, and he’s a genuine person.”
It make sense that Eliza would have the kind of money to spend at swanky NYC nightclubs as her father Konrad Kruger is reportedly a hedge fund man, according to Buisness Insider.
Kruger is a partner in the Stamford, Conn., financial firm Five Mile Capital Partners, and according to court records (via the NY Post) he received a $48 million bonus last year, severance and a deferred-compensation package when he left the firm Greenwich Capital in 2000.
Wonder how he feels about his daughter having a fake ID? Or if he is a Jets fan?
As far as Eliza’s relationship with Mark?
She told the Deadspin, he last texted her at 2 a.m. on Jan. 24 — right after he returned home from Pittsburgh where the Jets lost in the AFC Championship Game to the Steelers.
Being a school night, Eliza declined.
She dis say it’s important for her not to have her identity plastered across the media, and compared it to to the Ashton Kutcher alleged mistress situation.
“I don’t want that image.”
It might be a bit too late. Maybe she should seek some advice from her smart pops.
No word from Mark or his camp yet.
The Jets did release a statement last week when the first report from Deadspin came out, saying: “We are not going to discuss Mark’s private life.”