Yeah, actress Hayden Panettiere is still dating New York Jets 12th-string receiver Scotty McKnight.
McKnight, who was on the team’s practice squad last season, played at Colorado, but is from Newport Beach and is more or less lifelong friends with Jets quarterback and USC alum Mark Sanchez. Why so much information on a guy who’s probably never going to get on the field? Well, like you, we’re trying to figure out how the hell this dude landed Hayden Panettiere. We assume it’s the California connection and possibly the Sanchez connection.
Now that we have that established, Panettiere and McKnight were recently spotted in Hawaii together, where they were doing all kinds of disgusting couple things. One thing that was not disgusting was Panettiere’s decision to play tennis with McKnight in a bikini.
They later played a game of basketball in the same attire. Or… at least she did. We have no idea what McKnight was wearing and frankly, we could care less.
[Hayden Panettiere has a well de-serve-d break]
[Photos via Bauer-Griffin]