Weatherford had an irregular heartbeat

Those Steve Weatherford jokes made across the country don’t seem so funny now.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said Weatherford’s “illness” was actually an irregular heartbeat.  The Jets punter was active for Saturday’s game, but went to the locker room in the first quarter and never played.

We’d like to apologize for making any light of Weatherford before knowing the story.

It’s unclear whether Weatherford’s status for next week is in doubt.