Appearing on WFAN radio Thursday, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer provided an account of the events that led up to Jets coach Rex Ryan flipping his middle finger at a camera during a mixed martial arts event last week.
The gesture cost Ryan $50,000.
Glazer reports that Ryan was spit on three times by a drunken Dolphins fan, who also made light of Ryan’s weight and wished death upon the first-year head coach.
“I’ve never seen a fan go so far over the line,” Glazer said, adding that Ryan showed “great restraint” considering the circumstances. “He said to Rex, ‘I hope you die You fat piece of crap.’ He spit at him.”
Glazer said he has spoken to the league. It remains to be seen if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will step in on Ryan’s behalf.