Hayden Panettiere has been linked to yet another sports star just days after denying a romance with American football ace Mark Sanchez.
The Heroes beauty, who recently split from Russian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, found herself at the centre of speculation she had moved on with Sanchez after the pair was spotted in California together.
She laughed off the reports by insisting she's just a "huge fan" of his team, the New York Jets, but now UsWeekly.com alleges the blonde beauty is actually dating Sanchez's teammate Scotty MCKnight.
According to the publication, the actress was mistakenly linked to Sanchez because he is a childhood pal of her real beau, MCKnight.