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Complaint alleges Rex Ryan “grabbed at” alleged victim’s neck

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Some more details have emerged regarding the criminal assault complaint filed against former NFL coaches Rex and Rob Ryan.

Via the Buffalo News, the alleged victim, 30-year-old Matthew Havel, makes specific accusations against Rex Ryan.

“He alleges that he saw the Ryans in Margaritaville on Broadway, went up to their table, and that after being there for more than an hour, Rex Ryan reached across and grabbed at his neck,” Metro Nashville Police Department public affairs manager Don Aaron said via email. “Havel alleges it was unprovoked.”

The video of the incident shows Rob, not Rex, grabbed an unidentified man by the throat. But Rob Ryan is listed only as a witness in the police report.

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36 Responses to “Complaint alleges Rex Ryan “grabbed at” alleged victim’s neck”
  1. 4evrnyt says: Jun 7, 2017 11:04 PM

    Rex has the bigger bank account

  2. GenXJ says: Jun 7, 2017 11:13 PM

    Whatever. Both of them Ryan’s are tools. & this entire debacle is the shed.

  3. vbbills says: Jun 7, 2017 11:19 PM

    It’ fits that he chokes.

  4. peytonneckk18 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:34 PM

    No one cares. Go away Ryan’s!

  5. cboys4life2014 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:36 PM

    If either one of em was able to grab me quicker than I could dodge it I’d be too embarrassed to make it public. They’re more KFC than UFC

  6. I'm better than you because I like a better football team than you says: Jun 8, 2017 12:06 AM

    He was aiming for below the ankle.

  7. ctchiefsfan says: Jun 8, 2017 12:38 AM

    POS snowflake trying to get a payday.

  8. haywoodjablomey says: Jun 8, 2017 12:52 AM

    Alleged victim wants to grab at Rex’s wallet, in return.

  9. thisonesforpat says: Jun 8, 2017 3:35 AM

    Um, yeah. Photo is on the internet.

  10. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 8, 2017 4:14 AM

    Total money grab.

  11. hodag54501 says: Jun 8, 2017 6:50 AM

    I remember their dad, Buddy, getting into a fight on the sidelines with Kevin Gilbride, the team’s offensive coordinator during a game.
    The fightin’ Ryans.

  12. officialgame says: Jun 8, 2017 7:05 AM

    Havel probably asked Rex to kiss his feet.

  13. dutchschafer says: Jun 8, 2017 7:16 AM

    Just another example of two loser sons living off their fathers success.

    Can’t wait to watch Rex flame out on ESPN.

  14. dcpatfan says: Jun 8, 2017 7:30 AM


    ….and i don’t mean rob or rex

  15. kwjsb says: Jun 8, 2017 7:51 AM

    He must be mistaken Rex grabbed his feet

  16. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says: Jun 8, 2017 8:02 AM

    Those wacky Ryan boys! Up to their usual hijinks.

  17. thekillernacho says: Jun 8, 2017 8:17 AM

    dumb & dumber

  18. LyinRogerMustGo says: Jun 8, 2017 8:21 AM

    He must have had a foot tattoo on his neck.


  19. ejm845 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:47 AM

    Hopefully this is enough to keep him from off TV

  20. jerze2387 says: Jun 8, 2017 9:07 AM

    Rex was mad he wouldn’t Foot the Bill

  21. jjackwagon says: Jun 8, 2017 9:09 AM

    Now I have to question if it even happened. Everyone knows Rex would have gone for the feet.
    Although maybe the victim was standing on his head…in which case, it all makes sense.

  22. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 8, 2017 9:14 AM

    Ever seen that movie “Big Fan” about the Giants fan that gets beat up by his favorite LB after stalking him? lol

    Coaches and players have to be super careful out in public from being provoked! Payday for the ‘victim’.

  23. bassmanatl says: Jun 8, 2017 9:24 AM

    I heard the wife was getting too friendly with the Ryan’s and the husband got jealous and started it.

  24. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 8, 2017 9:27 AM

    The brothers will need to toe the line after this… one foot in front of the other. 😛

  25. tylawspick6 says: Jun 8, 2017 9:57 AM

    Ryan has snapped before. We’ve seen it on You Tube when a Jets fan said he sucked and he told them to “shut the F up” with extreme anger.

    And that white trash fan from NJ paid a pretty penny for his ticket, too.

    ESPN will do nothing, the self-righteous money-grabbing organization they are.

    Spygate and Deflategate curses coming true again.

    The football gods have been watching.

  26. streetyson says: Jun 8, 2017 10:03 AM

    I just wanted the guy brought to heel, to toe the line, sort of.

  27. cadreamer1969 says: Jun 8, 2017 10:08 AM

    Ryan has snapped before. We’ve seen it on You Tube when a Jets fan said he sucked and he told them to “shut the F up” with extreme anger.

    That’s bad? Oh the humanity. What soft people. Say snotty things to someone to get a reaction and when you do you complain? Serves you right.

    In the video someone held one of the Ryan brother’s arm tightly. He should be given life.

  28. cadreamer1969 says: Jun 8, 2017 10:16 AM

    The absence of heckling, however, is disputed by the brothers, according to a source familiar with the situation, who says Rex was getting annoyed due to “heckling from the uninvited guests,” which led to Rex “trying to keep the peace.”

  29. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 8, 2017 10:30 AM

    Probably told them they should have “kissed Bill’s rings”


  30. zoneread510 says: Jun 8, 2017 10:59 AM

    Rex Ryan would be perfect for the WWE. I could see him coming out of the crowd and hitting someone with a pie or cake. Then the wrestler he hit pretends to have been knocked out. Then Ryan says his tag line. Have an F’n SNACK!!!!!!

  31. gotitan says: Jun 8, 2017 11:24 AM

    LORD STANLEY will be in Nashville Sunday night.

  32. nhpats says: Jun 8, 2017 11:29 AM

    This doesn’t sound right…..Rex would have certainly gone for the foot

  33. mh0va says: Jun 8, 2017 11:58 AM

    This just proves the old adage, “If you want to stay relevant, grab someone by the neck.”

  34. strummer174 says: Jun 8, 2017 12:09 PM

    Rex is a buffoon, but he’s not stupid. I have a hard time believing he would risk his fortune to grab some idiot by the neck if he wasn’t provoked.

  35. drakost says: Jun 8, 2017 12:41 PM

    I like the Ryan brothers so maybe my opinion is skewed however, I’m not buying this guy’s story. Something smells of bad foot odor.

  36. bernieknowsfootball says: Jun 8, 2017 1:17 PM

    “And he wasn’t provoked” yeah right ! this bet will be a lot easier than picking the winner in the Belmont !!!

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