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Report: Rex Ryan will be fined up to $100,000 on Monday


On Thursday, it was widely believed that an announcement regarding the fine to be imposed on Jets coach Rex Ryan for his “New York echo” would come on Friday.  And it made sense.  Typically, all fines for Sunday violates are disclosed by the league office on the following Friday.

But it didn’t happen.  Throughout the day on Friday, I pestered NFL spokesman Corry Rush like a bill collector with OCD until the moment that NBC SportsTalk went on the air.

On Friday, no decision will be made.  On Monday, a decision reportedly will be made.  And Rex will be dipping into his discretionary spending account to make a significant after-tax contribution to the charities of the league office’s choice.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the NFL is expected to fine Ryan between $75,000 and $100,000 for shouting a four-letter profanity at a paying customer while walking into the tunnel at halftime of last Sunday night’s game.  Per Schefter, Commissioner Roger Goodell still wants to consider the facts of the case.

We’re not sure what there really is to consider.  Rex said it, and it was caught on tape.

A fine north of $50,000 makes sense, given that Rex was fined $50,000 for a shooting a middle finger to a random fan at a non-NFL event in January 2010, when Rex was off the clock and the Jets’ season had ended.  With the NFL intent on ensuring that folks choose to fork over good money to attend games, NFL coaches can’t be telling those folks who fork to “shut the [Corso] up.”

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46 Responses to “Report: Rex Ryan will be fined up to $100,000 on Monday”
  1. unck420 says: Nov 20, 2011 11:34 AM

    I can’t ever remember a season when so many fines have been handed out – we spend more time each week talking about fines than we do football!

  2. seneca1ss says: Nov 20, 2011 11:36 AM

    His arrogance is off the charts. He puts the players in a bad position. His act is old already

  3. titknocker says: Nov 20, 2011 11:36 AM

    “CORSO” HAHA next time my boss pisses me off i’m gonna tell him to go corso himself!

  4. jdandcoke says: Nov 20, 2011 11:36 AM

    wamp waaaaaaaaaaaamp

  5. djteknision1200 says: Nov 20, 2011 11:39 AM

    OH OH another $50,000 for the swear jar!!

  6. 1stngoal says: Nov 20, 2011 11:40 AM

    “…like a bill collector with OCD…” ROFL! 😀

  7. karlsummers says: Nov 20, 2011 11:40 AM

    With the NFL intent on ensuring that folks choose to fork over good money to attend games, NFL coaches can’t be telling those folks who fork to “shut the [Corso] up.”

    Just because a fan forks over good money doesn’t give said fan the ‘right’ to pester and provoke the head coach, either.

  8. mrhammerhands says: Nov 20, 2011 11:45 AM

    Everyone seems to forget the 50K fine for the Miami “bird” was levied by the team not the NFL.

  9. backindasaddle says: Nov 20, 2011 11:47 AM

    The NFL had better recognize that this business of fining everybody if they sneeze in the wrong direction is really distasteful. A player makes a clean hit and gets fined. Rex shoots his mouth off and gets fined. Let players play and let people be who they are. Save the fines for real and substantive issues. Rex and his big blowhard mouth is very entertaining.

  10. j0esixpack says: Nov 20, 2011 11:48 AM

    I disagree with Goodell on this one.

    I think Wrecks Ryan is a perfect representative for the New York Jets and their fans.

  11. dylanmusicfane says: Nov 20, 2011 11:48 AM

    I’m gonna give my boss the finger today.

  12. charger383 says: Nov 20, 2011 11:50 AM

    I think the NFL is playing games with which charities gets all this money

  13. stixzidinia says: Nov 20, 2011 11:51 AM

    Buying a ticket doesn’t give you license to behave like a juvenile delinquent at games. The customer is NOT always right.

  14. wegonnadoitbaby says: Nov 20, 2011 11:52 AM

    That’s outrageous. Looks like Goodell wasn’t happy with the revenue split so he is making it up in fine money. I agree with the previous post. The fine list and amounts go up every week. Goodell and the league office are out of control at this point.

    Ryan dropped an F-bomb. Big surprise. Hardly a $100k infraction. It’s not like he went up in the stands and stole the drunk fans beer or grabbed him by his mustard stained t-shirt.

    I propose this: All fine money has to go to charities in the city where the person fined plays rather than disappear in the coffers of the league office.

  15. threedeep1998 says: Nov 20, 2011 11:52 AM

    What happened to this league? It’s turned into such a weak sport and players and coaches can’t speak their mind? Anyone remember Jerry Burns’ profanity laced freak out in the late 80’s? Goodell would have had him fined and suspended so fast compared to what Rex said to a fan who SHOUTED at him in his own team’s building.

  16. detruthhurts says: Nov 20, 2011 11:53 AM

    Chalk up some more money for “GOD”dell. I wonder who splits this money at the end of the year? Gotta be a couple million by now!

  17. prmpft says: Nov 20, 2011 11:53 AM

    wow – that’s alot of PEDICURES!!! mommy won’t be happy…

  18. alxln says: Nov 20, 2011 11:53 AM

    Just because a fan forks over good money doesn’t give said fan the ‘right’ to pester and provoke the head coach, either.

    Well the fan didn’t say anything offensive or provocative, he simply stated the truth; Belichick is a better coach.

  19. cdngatorfan says: Nov 20, 2011 11:55 AM

    Rex Ryan is classless. Everyone with a brain sees that. Short of a physical altercation though, if a classless fan decides to taunt him, I don’t buy the “paying customer” excuse for fining him.

    Fine him $100,000 if he says that unprovoked. Anything else to me deserves at least an eviction from the game for the fan as well.

  20. ninerboi says: Nov 20, 2011 11:56 AM

    They need to give the fan about $30,000 of the money …I don’t hate anyone…but I strongly, strongly dislike Rex Ryan…he’s bad for the sport.

  21. Slim Charles says: Nov 20, 2011 11:56 AM

    The fan deserved what he got, just like those fans in the Pistons-Pacers games. Our society has too much lack of accountability these days. Would you yell stuff or throw a beer at a person on the street without expecting to get punched or told where to go?

  22. i3addog says: Nov 20, 2011 11:56 AM

    Good !

    People with big mouths should be fined.

  23. mr92687 says: Nov 20, 2011 11:57 AM

    Will he finally shut up? Sadly, no he’ll probably just swear less.

  24. igotacousinweusetocallporky says: Nov 20, 2011 12:00 PM

    I’m no Rex Ryan fan but that sure does seem a bit steep. Given his personality he just can’t shut up and head down the tunnel even at a home game. I can just imagine the abuse Bill Belichick must take heading to the tunnel after a road game. Like a commentor noted above a ticket doesn’t give a fan the “right” to pester or provoke but provokee can’t let himself get into a conversation whether verbal or animated with a drunken idiot.

  25. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Nov 20, 2011 12:01 PM

    Newsflash: NFL fans dont give a crap about NFL fines…

  26. bangitfootball says: Nov 20, 2011 12:02 PM

    $100000 fine for swearing at a fan lol. Give me a break. $50,000 for giving a fan thge finger? Roger Goodell is ruining this league. The pussification of professional football continues. Now if you give someone a legal hit and they slither around on the ground you get a fine. This is a girls game now. Lets put some lawyers on the field in stripes now and let them call the game. Pathetic.

  27. cowboysfan73 says: Nov 20, 2011 12:04 PM

    that fan was probably stoked. probably told everyone about it. that fine is ridiculous

  28. nesuperfan says: Nov 20, 2011 12:07 PM

    Is it any surprise that it is taking them so long to fine a Jet? Goodell loves the Jets, so he was trying to find way to not fine him.

    This just in: “Roger Goodell just announced that the NFL has fined Rex Ryan 75”.

    We are thinking $75K, but he really means 75 cents.

  29. Soulman45 says: Nov 20, 2011 12:08 PM

    Why not give him a game or two the team don’t need him.

  30. daveyjones1 says: Nov 20, 2011 12:12 PM

    I still think that coaches get off easy compared to players. They should have more control over their players. Whenever a player gets fined for an illegal hit ( one that is actually illegal), hit the coach in the wallet to. Maybe then they would start coaching guys to wrap up and not headhunt. Or they could suspend coaches occasionally. That never happens and should have in the case of spygate a few years back. Like in college, some coaches just have a “lack of institutional control.”

  31. nesuperfan says: Nov 20, 2011 12:14 PM

    Actually, I also believe he should not be fined at all.

  32. blackbug99 says: Nov 20, 2011 12:19 PM

    For those fining whiners. How would you feel if your 7 yr old was close to that event? Way to role model, REX!!

    Goodell and the owners don’t keep these fines. The NFL and NFLPA contract directs the money to retired player programs, and agreed upon charities.

  33. eddyjf says: Nov 20, 2011 12:19 PM

    We should look at this from Ryan’s point of view. That fan had no right to say that the Country Buffet was closed.

  34. Patriot42 says: Nov 20, 2011 12:21 PM

    The NFL is getting to be a political correct league. Somewhere along the line a league that was put together back in 1929 never suspected that a good hit or giving a ahole fan a finger would get you a fine of $100,000.

  35. nysaysbringit says: Nov 20, 2011 12:30 PM

    Most of these fines are nonsense!…Years ago when the Jets played at Shea statium I was at a game that we played the Steelers. A loud-mouthed fan in the stands near by was cursing at Jack Lambert the whole game. Several times Lambert turned around to stare at the idiot but the guy kept doing it. After the game Lambert went into the stands after the guy! Lambert got a few shots in on him before other team mates pulled him out of there…NOTHING came of that …and in my opinion justifiably so!…The guy got what was coming to him….and that was it!

  36. blackbug99 says: Nov 20, 2011 12:33 PM

    Per South Park: “If Ryan don’t fit; You must Acquit!!

  37. wutdafuhk says: Nov 20, 2011 12:33 PM

    No one should be fined for mere words, whoever they are directed towards.

  38. grpatriot says: Nov 20, 2011 12:35 PM

    Still say Rex needs a lipband!

  39. blitzburgh43 says: Nov 20, 2011 12:55 PM

    Is there a site anywhere that gives an accounting of where the league is sending all this fine money?

  40. CKL says: Nov 20, 2011 1:10 PM

    If you listen to the clip it sure sounds like once RR tells the fan to shut up the fans all start laughing and shouting. Hardly a reaction of someone that upset at getting it back from Rex. In fact, I would bet a lot of money they said that to Rex just because they knew he would respond somehow…hence the laughter. What’s the harm??? If Rex took a swing at the guy, fine. But it’s just words.

  41. denverdude7 says: Nov 20, 2011 1:52 PM

    The fine is not enough.

    Rex (“The Mouth That Swore”) Ryan should get at least a 3-game suspension in addition to the fine.

    The Jests wouldn’t miss him anyway after the bone-headed coaching job he did in Denver Thursday night.

    Any team as loaded with talent as the Jests are shouldn’t have to deal with an underperforming wind bag of a coach like this.

    I say bring in Josh (“The Franchise Killer”) McDaniels and let old Rexy hit the unemployment line.

  42. thridandlong says: Nov 20, 2011 2:31 PM

    Now that’s putting money where your mouth is !

  43. gatorprof says: Nov 20, 2011 2:43 PM

    Nice to see the wheels coming off Jets while they miss the playoffs.

  44. deconjonesbitchslap says: Nov 20, 2011 2:57 PM

    stop expecting these players and coaches to pretend they like fans. they don’t. even when they say, “we have the greatest fans in the world,” it’s because you keep buying tickets and jerseys. they don’t give a damn about you. and they shouldn’t have to care about you. sorry to break it to you all.

  45. cleareye1 says: Nov 20, 2011 4:08 PM

    Punk behavior, but maybe we should just encourage it until the words have all lost their magical impact.

  46. namriverrat69 says: Nov 20, 2011 4:44 PM

    Is it safe to assume these fines are tax write offs?
    Then it wouldn’t hurt so much or maybe even help a player looking for some tax help.

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