The actress was snapped (football pun!) on her way out of a restaurant in West Hollywood with New York Jets wide receiver Scotty McKnight. The 21-year-old had been seen in Malibu over Memorial Day Weekend with Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, which had led to talk that the two might be dating, but it would seem Panettiere is more enchanted with the 23-year-old McKnight.
"I'm a huge Jets fan and became very good friends with Mark and his buddies," Panettiere told Us Weekly last week. "I've always been that girl who has a lot of dude friends. I'm into sports so we have a lot in common."
The good news is that if the 6'7" Klitschko returns to try and brawl Panettiere's new boyfriend to win her back (something that is definitely certain to happen), at least McKnight will presumably be up for the challenge.