Remembering when Mark Sanchez was warned by Mark Brunell about his daughter

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Cindy Boren
Washington Post staff
Wednesday, February 9, 2011; 5:04 PM

If all fathers were like Mark Brunell, there might not be tabloid headlines about Mark Sanchez dating a 17-year-old girl. But they aren't and there are.

Travel back in time to "Hard Knocks," the chronicle of Jets wackiness (before feet and Sal Alosi and Brett Favre sexts entered the picture). Brunell, the backup quarterback to the 23-year-old Sanchez, laid down the law in camp.

"I've got a daughter that's only five years younger than him, so that's really weird," Brunell said, his arms folded and legs crossed in that "don't mess with me" way of dads and probation officers. (Not that 17 is illegal.) "No, that won't happen. He's not meeting my daughter. She already thinks he's cute. She saw a picture of him, but that's not happening at all. I like the kid, but I don't like him that much."

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