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Rex should expect a six-figure fine

On Monday afternoons, I’m sandwiched (or, as some Steelers fans may say, sangwiched) between PFT Live and NBC SportsTalk, so I rely on the lieutenants to update the site.  Now that can take a break from my video work to do some Internet work, I was shocked to see (and hear) the profane reaction of Jets coach Rex Ryan to a fan who yelled out to Rex that Belichick is “better” than Rex.

Last year, Rex drew a $50,000 fine from the Jets for giving the middle finger to Dolphins fans at a public event in South Florida that was completely disconnected from the NFL, after the Jets’ season had ended.

This time, it happened in the season, in the team’s stadium, and it was directed to a paying customer and easily audible to other paying customers, including possibly some children.

Several years ago, Titans owner Bud Adams received a $250,000 fine for shooting the double-barreled bird toward the Bills sideline from his luxury suite after Tennessee beat the Bills.

The fact that Rex is a repeat offender won’t help his case, if the league intends treat coaches who direct obscene gestures or words to fans the same way that the league undoubtedly would treat players who do it.

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56 Responses to “Rex should expect a six-figure fine”
  1. marvsleezy says: Nov 14, 2011 2:57 PM

    Rex Ryan is a jerk – But I though it was awesome – And I bet the fans he said it to got a good laugh.

  2. stanmark says: Nov 14, 2011 2:58 PM


  3. bigvinnyinjax says: Nov 14, 2011 2:58 PM

    Rex is my Homeboy

  4. iainnyj says: Nov 14, 2011 2:59 PM

    Shut the f*** up.

  5. shibbet says: Nov 14, 2011 3:00 PM

    Suspend him for the lulz

  6. jerseyshoregiant says: Nov 14, 2011 3:01 PM

    They should fine him for not losing any weight after the gastric bypass surgery.

  7. bunjy96 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:02 PM

    It still won’t shut him up!

  8. 3yardsndust says: Nov 14, 2011 3:02 PM

    Fat, brash and stupid is no way to go through life, Rex. Get your team playing championship football or shut it.

  9. poochpunt says: Nov 14, 2011 3:03 PM

    Goodell and the NFL will obviously do the right thing here by trying to help Rex become a more enlightened soul and they’ll help teach him to become a better person overall. Out of the goodness of their collective hearts they’ll provide an example to those they employ on how to be kind and upstanding citizens by fining Rex $100K.

  10. cowboys1988 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:04 PM

    This is why rob is the better of the brothers.

    GO COWBOYS!!!!

  11. Davo says: Nov 14, 2011 3:07 PM

    You were shocked? Really? C’mon now. Disgusted, offended, something, anything but shocked! Please.

  12. dayumyou says: Nov 14, 2011 3:07 PM

    I hate Rex but c’mon man….this is so over the top as usual for the NFL!!!!

  13. ffjesus says: Nov 14, 2011 3:08 PM

    Maybe he was trying to explain that NY is the #1 City in the US…

  14. thegonz13 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:10 PM

    Can’t this guy stick to coaching instead of making an ass of himself every time he gets the chance?

  15. megatronlegacy says: Nov 14, 2011 3:10 PM

    Can’t they just rip out his vocal cords instead

  16. mlan08 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:11 PM

    I bet he’ll do it again too (but) that’s what I like about him. He doesn’t coach for the money.

  17. patriotsdefense says: Nov 14, 2011 3:12 PM

    Nothing wrong with this at all. It’s part of the show, Rex Ryan made those fortunate few fans laugh hysterically. It was funny! Enough of this political correct garbage. A man was a at work and he swore. Rex Ryan swears? Get over it. That or get HBO down there and keep making the best NFL Films product ever.

  18. 808raiderinparadise says: Nov 14, 2011 3:12 PM

    I would be so embarassed to be a JETs fan to have this fat loud mouth slob running my team. I guess back to back AFC championship games would lessen it, but as soon as this team implodes in the W-L category, his antics won’t be tolerated by NY.

  19. mattsffrd says: Nov 14, 2011 3:13 PM

    couldn’t happen to a nicer guy

  20. wrdtoyrmama says: Nov 14, 2011 3:14 PM

    Easily audible, and possibly children heard it?

    Really? somehow I think a parent who has a “child” out until midnight on a Sunday, much less a live NFL football game, is going to hypocrisy to say their offended.

    Not for nothing, but maybe you ought to get out of the TV studio, and go sit in the stands at a few of these NFL games if your so concerned about the children. I’m sure you’d be appalled at what you hear….

  21. dennyg2 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:14 PM

    Rex is a turd.

  22. thesaint257 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:15 PM

    You stay classy Rex!

  23. eaglesandravens says: Nov 14, 2011 3:15 PM


  24. j0esixpack says: Nov 14, 2011 3:17 PM

    When Rex is fired we’ll look back to this game.

    The good news is Joe Paterno is available.

  25. trbowman says: Nov 14, 2011 3:18 PM

    Fine the man!

  26. snarkzilla says: Nov 14, 2011 3:19 PM

    It’s horrible. It’s as if Mickey dropped trou on camera and pooped at the entrance of “It’s a Small, Small World.”

    Now, where’s that Riddell helmet deal extension that I have to sign?

  27. rugdaniels says: Nov 14, 2011 3:20 PM

    Rex was wrong, but it was a funny comment. Everyone around the guy who called out Rex was laughing.

  28. blantoncollier says: Nov 14, 2011 3:21 PM

    The NFL should give Rex a seat in front of his TV to watch the Jets for the next two or three weeks. Guy is a classless jerk, that will never learn.

  29. thejuddstir says: Nov 14, 2011 3:24 PM

    Don’t know why Rex wasted his money with gastric bypass surgery that hasn’t worked when he could save himself a bunch of money if he would just buy a roll of duct tape and wrap it around his fat belly and fat mouth.

  30. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Nov 14, 2011 3:26 PM

    Imagine Rex Ryan as HC, Mike Shannahan as OC, Rob Ryan as DC, and Jerah Jones as the owner … wouldn’t life be perfect?

    Hmmm … two out of three are in place … just thinking out loud.

  31. saintsfan1111 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:27 PM

    From my chair…

    A. Jets fans are boobs, who say stupid things.
    B. Tom Brady is worlds better than Sanchise.
    C. Rex Ryan is egotistical maniac.
    D. Belicheat is worlds better than Ryan.

  32. 3yrsnfl says: Nov 14, 2011 3:27 PM

    Well…. He was outcoached Sunday night.

  33. rc33 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:28 PM

    cowboys1988 says:
    Nov 14, 2011 3:04 PM

    This is why rob is the better of the brothers.

    Are we talkin’ about the Gronkowski’s now?

  34. mavajo says: Nov 14, 2011 3:30 PM

    Why do my comments keep disappearing lately? I make a post, it shows up — I come back later and it’s gone. Sometimes doesn’t show up at all. What the heck man?

  35. leftcoastnative says: Nov 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    With the words and actions of Rex and Rob, it is hard to take them seriously as professionals. In fact, their language and behavior hardly would be condoned in any other profession. Of course, they had a fine example in father, Buddy, who also was known for his loose language and proclivity to express himself freely without consideration for those surrounding him.

    Maybe the league should assign them to counseling sessions so they can learn how to behave and comport themselves with the public and the media.

  36. infectorman says: Nov 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    THAT was easy, just tell him that Belichick is better than him and watch him explode!

    Priceless, everyone got a good laugh except maybe Rex’s wife; she was gonna spend that 100K on toe jobs!

  37. hatesycophants says: Nov 14, 2011 3:35 PM

    Oh, won’t someone please think of the children?!?!

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  38. rexjetssuck says: Nov 14, 2011 3:39 PM

    maybe he should start kissing Belichek’s rings…since Rex will never see one of his own.

  39. 7ransponder says: Nov 14, 2011 3:42 PM

    mavajo says:
    Nov 14, 2011 3:30 PM
    Why do my comments keep disappearing lately? I make a post, it shows up — I come back later and it’s gone. Sometimes doesn’t show up at all. What the heck man?


    Same thing is happening to me. Overzealous moderating?

  40. fwippel says: Nov 14, 2011 3:43 PM

    A six figure fine, huh? Sheesh, that’s more than a year’s salary for most Americans. Must be nice to be able to throw away that kind of money on a whim.

    Rex had better hope those “Occupy Main Street” protesters don’t find out about this.

  41. pskotte says: Nov 14, 2011 3:43 PM

    Dear mavajo,
    If you are looking for love you came to the wrong place.

  42. dowhatifeellike says: Nov 14, 2011 3:48 PM

    He was just asking if they wanted to join him for a snack.

  43. superdanlp says: Nov 14, 2011 3:49 PM

    the fact that this is considered a big deal is mind blowing

  44. stairwayto7 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    $300,000 fine and a 2 game suspension! Teach fat boy a lesson!

  45. bozosforall says: Nov 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    But Belichick IS better…at cheating.

  46. nflsucker says: Nov 14, 2011 3:57 PM

    Just get the guy to see that opening his mouth costs him a few thousand foot-fetish videos, and he’ll learn soon enough.

  47. realistik84 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:04 PM

    Yet you, who undeniably has children who view the site, proceed to post a picture of him flipping the bird…

  48. 8man says: Nov 14, 2011 4:08 PM

    It’s just not Jets football without Rexy declaring them the next Super Bowl Champions and flipping a noisy fan the bird.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    The crazy thing is, they’ll go into Mile High, beat the snot out of the Broncos and make him look good again.

  49. revrondog says: Nov 14, 2011 4:11 PM

    Got to admit, love him or hate him, Rex Ryan makes football interesting with that big trap of his.

  50. descendency says: Nov 14, 2011 4:55 PM

    I seriously doubt the fan who yelled at Rex was offended by what Rex said back.

    Fining him seems silly. It was punishment enough to lose to the Patriots at home on SNF.

  51. jrs1972 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:30 PM

    I’m a new england fan, and normally i think he should just shut his mouth, but in this case, I agree with him, you go to a game and if fans think theres even a 1% chance the other team can hear them you wouldnt believe what comes out of their mouths. So now it went the other way, and pretty tame too compared to what would get said to him, who cares, have a laugh and move on.

  52. jphoops says: Nov 14, 2011 9:20 PM

    stanmark says occupy giants stadium or what ever I bet he is serious. And he is a protester.

  53. dawkattack says: Nov 14, 2011 11:06 PM

    Way to go Rex its about time someone stands up to the BUMS in the stands

  54. richm2256 says: Nov 14, 2011 11:20 PM

    7ransponder says:
    Nov 14, 2011 3:42 PM
    mavajo says:
    Nov 14, 2011 3:30 PM
    Why do my comments keep disappearing lately? I make a post, it shows up — I come back later and it’s gone. Sometimes doesn’t show up at all. What the heck man?


    Same thing is happening to me. Overzealous moderating?

    This actuallymakes me feel better. I was beginning to think I was on the s–t list!

  55. j0esixpack says: Nov 14, 2011 11:36 PM

    The fan – and Belichick and the Patriots – clearly “got” to Rex. That’s entertaining enough to watch by itself – but I have no problem if Goodell wants to fine him too!

  56. jrsickness989 says: Nov 15, 2011 4:32 AM

    Glad this man only leads by example…

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