The Yankees star plays coy about dating the Friday Night Lights beauty and talks about Catholic school

By Mark Dagostino
October 29, 2008 12:10 PM
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It may seem obvious to observers, but Derek Jeter still still refuses to admit that he’s dating Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly.

In a new interview with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard Column, the New York Yankees shortstop laughs while rebuffing a reporter’s inquiries about the rumored couple.

“You know I’m not going to tell you anything,” he said when asked why he and Kelly were standing next to each other on the sidelines at a football game in Austin Oct. 18. “How many other people were at the stadium?” he continued, adding: “You’re not going to get anything from me.”

Jeter, 34, and Kelly, 28, were also recently spotted cozying up together at a music club in Austin.

Not willing to give up, the S.I. reporter asks if Jeter is a fan of Friday Night Lights. Jeter replies, “Yeah, I watch it,” and “It’s a great show.” But when asked who his favorite character is, he just laughs again.

Moving on, the reporter asked Jeter to promise all Yankees fans that he would not start studying Kabbalah (a la his teammate and reported Madonna paramour Alex Rodriguez), prompting more laughter: “Don’t start with me about Kabbalah,” says Jeter. “I went to Catholic school.”