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Woody Johnson apologizes to Kraft, Ross

Woody Johnson

Last week, the biggest story in the NFL arose from the placement of Jets strength coach Sal Alosi and others on the edge of the sideline on punting plays.

Gone and largely forgotten thanks to the latest Jets-related distraction, owner Woody Johnson provided a post-script during his Thursday remarks with reporters.

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Johnson said that he called Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to apologize for the fact that Alosi’s antics tripped Miami gunner Nolan Carroll on December 12, and Johnson also called Patriots owner Robert Kraft to apologize for special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff’s accusation that the Patriots engage in similar tactics.

The league is investigating both aspects of the situation.  Whether any action is taken remains to be seen.

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41 Responses to “Woody Johnson apologizes to Kraft, Ross”
  1. jimmy1smith says: Dec 23, 2010 2:22 PM

    Any word on whether Kraft offered a return apology for 7 years of illegal video taping?

  2. commoncents says: Dec 23, 2010 2:33 PM

    Give me a break, this is the action Goodell required for it to all go away. This is not punishment. Goodell should be embarrassed for his obvious favoritism toward the Jets.

  3. jdandcoke says: Dec 23, 2010 2:34 PM

    hey woodrow…please go back to selling q-tips and sell the team. and take snyder and jerruh with you. all 3 of you guys are a joke.

  4. citizenstrange says: Dec 23, 2010 2:35 PM

    “Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Johnson said that he called Dolphins owner Stephen Ross …”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    He still needs to call Jeff Fisher and apologize for ripping him on a Nashville radio station.

  5. redrew says: Dec 23, 2010 2:37 PM

    The J e s t s….the gift that keeps on giving. And here’s to you Mrs. Ryan!

  6. afc22 says: Dec 23, 2010 2:43 PM

    and he called the Rooney’s to apologize for beating their team last week.

  7. cliverush says: Dec 23, 2010 2:49 PM

    This is not enough for the attempt to injure a player of the opposing team. A #1 pick and at least $2 million in fines should be imposed on an organization that the league has protected for years.

  8. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Dec 23, 2010 2:58 PM

    Mangini and Westhoff are just dirty rats !

  9. contract says: Dec 23, 2010 2:58 PM

    What’s the big deal? The Panthers had a player come off the bench and tackle the opposing team’s gunner, and no one seems to care.

  10. wte1 says: Dec 23, 2010 3:03 PM

    The Jets sure are apologizing a lot this season.

    Apologizing for the Ines Sainz controversy (BTW, Rex was checking out her feet)

    Apologizing for Braylon’s DUI

    Apologizing for TripGate

    Apologizing for accusing the Patriots of similar tactics

    Apologizing for the Feet Fetish distraction

    Stay Classy NYJ

  11. pastabelly says: Dec 23, 2010 3:03 PM

    Apology is to get out of team fine. The Jets franchise is obnoxious. The rest of the league has already figured that out.

  12. bradshawlives says: Dec 23, 2010 3:03 PM

    Now Woody should aplogize to the rest of us for Rex’s foot fetish. That’s info we wish we hadn’t learned.

  13. commoncents says: Dec 23, 2010 3:10 PM

    jimmy1smith says:
    Dec 23, 2010 2:22 PM

    Hey Jimmy, it’s time to deal with the fact that the Jets have just always sucked, and from what I can see, they will continue to suck.

  14. jdandcoke says: Dec 23, 2010 3:12 PM

    woody really needs to apologize for that gollum-looking photo at the top of this article. damm woody you are one ugly dude.

  15. vtboarder says: Dec 23, 2010 3:15 PM

    So the dude’s got a foot fetish. My only concern is that they are attached to his wife. Hi-O!

  16. PFTiswhatitis says: Dec 23, 2010 3:22 PM

    commoncents nailed it. Goodell should be embarassed. He is a complete joke.

  17. ranoversquarells says: Dec 23, 2010 3:24 PM

    In the words of South Park’s Jesse Jackson:

    “Apologizzzzzzzzze”

  18. cliverush says: Dec 23, 2010 3:24 PM

    To jimmy1smith
    It is common knowledge for those who know how to read that the Pats were heavily fined and had first round draft slot taken. This for an act that any one in the stadium could have done. This for an act that numerous Super Bowl winning coaches stated they practiced themselves and stated almost every team in the league did. The rehashing of this issue prior to the Super Bowl was proved false and the accusation made by a liar seeking attention. Many like you (Jets fans)who are too stupid or ignorant to understand the facts and continue to use this as a excuse in order to rip the Pats re-enforce the need for special -education funding.

  19. hairpie says: Dec 23, 2010 3:45 PM

    @cliverush,
    i wouldnt bother. anyone that doesnt understand how overblown spygate was, doesnt understand football. and to be clear, the penalty was a SECOND round pick…. bumped up to a first if the Pats made the playoffs. so essentially goodell penalized the Pats for being successful.

    oh, and the jets were caught doing the same thing in 06-07 but lied about it.

  20. hobartbaker says: Dec 23, 2010 3:47 PM

    Woody is old school…………. no cheating, no ratting out. From that time in America when an engorged johnson was still known as a “woodrow”.

  21. stanjam says: Dec 23, 2010 3:48 PM

    Likely the Jets will get a slap on the wrist, and the league will find some way to punish the Patriots, because it looks like they might win another SB with all their rookies, and then next year have 2 1st round, 2 2nd round, and 1 3rd round pick in the draft. Goodell MUST find a way to stop them from creating yet another dynasty.

    Meanwhile, the Jets were turned in for videotaping the opposing sidelines, but it turns out the video is all of people’s feet.

  22. hobartbaker says: Dec 23, 2010 3:51 PM

    “I’ve spoken with Rosser…uhh, Steven Ross, I’ve spoken with Krafty…uhhh, Bob Kraft, and I’ll speak with Krusty….uuuh, Jim Irsey…….”.

  23. bluvayner says: Dec 23, 2010 4:00 PM

    …and during the Belichick/Brady era, the Pats winning percentage has been better after spygate, than it was before spygate…..true story.

  24. barkdog says: Dec 23, 2010 4:16 PM

    the jets suck…….feet

  25. psousa1 says: Dec 23, 2010 4:35 PM

    jimmysmith – it’s true. Jimmy Johnson said he did it with the cowboys. Pats were the only ones careless enough to do it out in the open after the memo.

    Rex Ryan, then D-coordinator with the Ravens, said (when the pats got nabbed) that he knew there were still 8 or 9 teams doing it.

  26. xtb3 says: Dec 23, 2010 4:54 PM

    woody apologizes for them doing that?

    how about swearing on hbo?

    or

    for sending penis photos by phone to reporters?

    or

    wanting to smell bare feet?

  27. redsghost says: Dec 23, 2010 5:09 PM

    “jimmy1smith says:
    Dec 23, 2010 2:22 PM
    Any word on whether Kraft offered a return apology for 7 years of illegal video taping?”

    So now Idiot Jimmy has exaggerated the video taping from once to 7 years! Yay for Idiot Jimmy’s imagination!!

    In other news- IdiotJimmy’s response was due to Thighgate and Toegate and the fact the Jet’s SUCK!!!! Jet’s, playoffs LOL
    PLAYOFFS! PLAYOFFS? PLAYOFFS?!?!?!?

  28. dumperthumper says: Dec 23, 2010 5:12 PM

    So the NFL investigated Brandon Spikes fir making a porn while in college. Yet for Ryan the nfl says its a personal matter. That sounds right. Jets West, Braylon DUI, Favre situation, TripGate, SniffGate…yet nothing happens to the team.

  29. eddyjf says: Dec 23, 2010 5:34 PM

    I think Jimmy is just pissed of that someone in the Jets organization took responsibility for something and/or did not blame it on someone else.

  30. raiders4life says: Dec 23, 2010 6:24 PM

    “I’m sorry, so sorry..” Pathetic!

  31. patriotsworld says: Dec 23, 2010 6:51 PM

    It must suck to be a jets fan. Right jimmy?

  32. j0esixpack says: Dec 23, 2010 7:53 PM

    apparently the words “foot” and “ball” have an entirely different context for Rex off the field.

    Kindof ironic

  33. august1969 says: Dec 23, 2010 8:26 PM

    My American friend mentioned that she wanted a green hat, but noted that we hadn’t seen many around. Our Chinese companion then told us, very emphatically, that if you wear a green hat in China, it means your wife is cheating on you. I couldn’t work out why you would walk around with a green hat on in that case, but, needless to say, we stopped looking for them.

    After a little more research into the topic, I found out that the term for ‘cuckold’ (a man whose wife is unfaithful) in Chinese is dài lǜ mào (戴綠帽), which literally translates to ‘wearing a green hat’.

    A little more research dates this term back to the Ming dynasty. As the story goes, there was a businessman with a very beautiful wife. The businessman travelled often, and missed his wife. Unbeknownst to him, while he was away, the beautiful wife kept herself entertained with other men. When he came home, he told her how much he missed her. She made him a green hat, and told him to wear it to remind him of her. He went off happily, wearing the hat, while she and all the neighbours knew what was really going on.

  34. nesuperfan says: Dec 23, 2010 9:06 PM

    jimmy1smith says:
    Dec 23, 2010 2:22 PM
    Any word on whether Kraft offered a return apology for 7 years of illegal video taping?
    ________________________________

    He’ll apologize when you rats are fined $750,000 and lose a first-round pick.

    In the meantime, grow up and get over it.

  35. j0esixpack says: Dec 23, 2010 10:01 PM

    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Rex Ryan would not defile them.

  36. bcgreg says: Dec 23, 2010 11:21 PM

    @ august 1969

    Ummmmmm. OK!

  37. bcgreg says: Dec 23, 2010 11:22 PM

    Does someone have any data on how many times Rexy has gone for it on 4th and a foot?

  38. gojets111111 says: Dec 23, 2010 11:30 PM

    I love how every article on here about the NYJ there is always at least a dozen people who say the Jets suck..

    We have a 10-4 record this year and made it to the AFC championship game last year..

    wtf are you people talking about.

    we probably would be 12-2 without all these freakin distractions..

    so shut up…already ,,,and same something with substance…

  39. botully says: Dec 24, 2010 12:36 AM

    I hear Woody Johnson’s first name is Harry, but he goes by Woody because it’s less embarrassing.

  40. jpmelon says: Dec 24, 2010 12:42 AM

    @ joesixpack

    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Rex Ryan would not defile the pair.

    It’s gotta rhyme dude.

  41. grpatriot says: Dec 24, 2010 9:25 AM

    Note to Pats fans!!! Please ignore any reference to replying on any subject to include, camera’s video’s and cheating!!!
    Be glad that you have a great team, coach and owner!

    Realize that it’s usually a poster that is trying to piss you off with non-sense! Based on jealousy that in fact thier Team Sux….Merry Christmas!

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