Hollywood actress Hayden Panettiere romancing Scotty McKnight?

London: American actress Hayden Panettiere is reportedly dating National Football League (NFL) player Scotty McKnight.

Panettiere was reportedly linked to McKnigh`s teammate Mark Sanchez last week, after they were seen eating burgers together, but it has now been revealed she is romancing McKnight, a source told US Weekly magazine.

Discussing her relationship with Mark, the 21-year-old actress earlier this month said: "I swear I`m not dating him at all. Honestly. I`m a huge Jets fan and became very good friends with him and his buddies. There`s genuinely, absolutely nothing going on. I`ve always been that girl who has a lot of dude friends. I`m into sports so we have a lot in common, but no, definitely 100 percent not dating."