Rex Ryan: I don’t want to give the NFL a black eye

AP

Jets coach Rex Ryan said today that he’s sorry for telling a Patriots fan to “shut the f–k up” and won’t appeal the $75,000 fine NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down.

“I know the Commissioner has a tough enough job,” Ryan said, in comments distributed by the Jets.  “I’m an NFL lifer and I know I represent the NFL and I represent the Jets, so I’m accountable for my actions. So I will not appeal it.”

Ryan said it doesn’t matter whether he agrees with Goodell’s decision or not. He just knows the decision was made and he’s going to have to live with it.

“His decision is that I should be fined $75,000,” Ryan said. “That’s the way it is. I just want to get it behind me. Obviously, it was a mistake that I made and I’m responsible for my actions. I haven’t denied that one bit or slouched on that responsibility. I understand it, and I know to coach in the National Football League is an honor. I don’t want to be the guy to put a black eye on this or whatever. I just want to get it behind me and move forward.”

Ryan said he talked to Goodell, apologized, and admitted he made a mistake. From now on, I presume Ryan will save his F bombs for his players, and not for opposing fans.

92 responses to “Rex Ryan: I don’t want to give the NFL a black eye

  1. He shouldn’t have said that to a fan, but the fine definitely shouldn’t have been that much, I hate Rex Ryan, but I know that is just him. The NFL should have given him a break this time.

  2. Sorry Rex, you let your big New York mouth get you into trouble again and now you’ve got to pay the piper. It won’t matter though, arrogant people don’t ever think that they’re arrogant and apologize sincerely for what they say and do even less. This wasn’t sexy’s 1st violation, it sure won’t be his last. J.E.T.S. = Just End Their Season. (almost forgot, they’re doing that themselves)

  3. so Rex doesn’t want to give the NFL a black eye, instead he’s giving the New York Jets franchise a black eye…. I’ve grown tired of his act already, and I’m getting tired of his brother,Rob’s BS act in Dallas

  4. How many times does this guy have have to get fined before he realizes that you can’t go mouthing off to the people who keep your industry in business! Save it for your crappy over-priced underperforming players!

  5. binkystevens says: Nov 21, 2011 7:48 PM

    Maybe I missed it, but the words “I’m sorry” don’t actually appear in his “apology.”

    ===================

    Then maybe you need to pay closer attention.

    “Ryan said he talked to Goodell, apologized, and admitted he made a mistake. “

  6. Seriously….it’s hilarious that he goes around telling people to shut the eff up when he’s the one who so desperately needs to.

    Why doesn’t he go around making fat jokes about people too?

  7. 75K, wow. Steelers players alone have gotten fined at least 13 times for more than 182K this season. Can only imagine what the other 31 teams have been fined. Does anyone know what they do with that money? Should go to the injured, long-retired players who don’t have health insurance and made the game what it is.

  8. waldoampere says: How much was the drunk, stupid fan fined?

    The drunk stupid fan didn’t drop F-bombs – he simply stated a fact and told Wrecks that he was outcoached.

    That’s saying something when a drunk stupid fan is showing more common sense than the HC of the NYJs.

    But I think Goodell went too far here – Goodell doesn’t think Wrecks represents the Jets or the Fans well – I’d say he’s a PERFECT representation of the Jets and their fans.

  9. 75 K is stupid..what are they going to throw a 15 yard penalty on every guy that curses on the field..Goodell is an arse

  10. Thats why technology sucks..some idiot fan set him up..and a little no nothing dweeb tapes it..sort of reminds me of the no nothing dweebs protesting Wall street with cameras rolling and snickering waiting for the cops to do something wrong so they can sue them WHAT BS

  11. Don’t think for a minute that the league is seriously upset with either of the Ryan’s. Their antics might be in poor taste from time to time but their personalities help sell the brand.

  12. I will never understand why people hate Rex Ryan so much. The truth is that he’s a good guy, and he’s been a miracle worker for both organizations he’s been a part of.

    But then, I also realize he doesn’t exactly shrink from the spotlight, so I guess popular opinion him doesn’t much bother him.

  13. I get the rule. I get the fine (a bit high IMO but, whatever). What I don’t get is that this is such a big issue. Big damn deal.

  14. @dolphinatic

    Just end the season actually means its the start of the playoffs for the NY Jets. But those same words for the Dolphins can really be used anytime because the Fish do not have anything to play for.

    You won’t win enough games to get even a sniff of the playoffs, and now you won’t lose enough games to draft a franchise QB. And you risk keeping Sparano.

    You have a nice day!

  15. pittsburghavenue says: Nov 21, 2011 8:38 PM
    Does anyone know what they do with that money?

    ————————————-

    Roger Goodell puts it in his pocket, and when a homeless person asks for spare change, he says “Sure….got change for ten thousand? No?….too bad. HAHAHAHAHA!”

    Then he lights a cigar with it, and rips a monstrous, lingering protein fart.

    So, to answer your question, “it goes to the homeless.”

  16. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Buddy Ryan gave the NFL a black eye and worse years ago. Rex and his brother are simply following in their fathers footsteps.

  17. People are saying this excessive: wrong. They HAD to make it severe enough he’d finally get the point. Clearly, he has. Some kids just have to keep touching the stove. Eventually, they get burned. Sometimes its the only way they ever learn.

  18. OK fans, we all know what we need to do. Go out there on Sunday, (Monday, Thursday) and get that big F-YOU from a coach! Heckle them mercilessly, attack their families, manhood or momma! $75,000 to charity. It would be selfish of you not to at least try…

  19. Ehh telling your most hated rivals fans to shut up is bad ? Wow the nfl really is starting to get way to corporate. If I were that fan I would be thrilled. Goodell better watch himself he might just make the biggest money making cow in America jump the shark and become really boring .

    It’s a sport where grown men try and kill each other yet somehow. Cursing out some drunk Boston a hole is bad? Imagine what Rex’s dad would do if he got fined for the same thing, he’d probably punch goodel

  20. binkystevens says: Nov 21, 2011 7:48 PM

    Maybe I missed it, but the words “I’m sorry” don’t actually appear in his “apology.”

    ===================

    Then maybe you need to pay closer attention.

    “Ryan said he talked to Goodell, apologized, and admitted he made a mistake. “

    ===================

    I still didn’t see the words “I’m sorry.” He may have told GODdell the exact same thing he said in this article.

  21. @binky

    read closer. he said he called Goodell and apologized. He said numerous times he made a mistake… sorry if his syntax wasn’t up to your level.

    @cowboysfan

    giving the NFL a black eye? I don’t care what team you support, but Rex has given the NFL revenue… every time a story about Rex pops up, how many people comment? New York is a huge market, and Rex has revitalized a franchise that hasn’t been within the public eye for some time… I don’t think that any of those factors are givng the NFL a black eye. How much traffic do posts about Rex/ Jets get? Good or bad, publicity for the league is doing anything but giving the NFL a “black eye.” Any publicity is good publicity.

    Look, Rex is an emotional guy. I think he realizes his mistake. For him to come out and be dramatically apologetic would not be in his character… so all you people hoping for him to do otherwise, you obviously don’t know who Rex is and what he’s all about.

    I’m not defending the fact that Rex cursed out a fan… do I think saying shut the f- up deserves a $75,000 fine? Maybe not, but Rex is a repeat offender, it makes sense from the League’s perspective.

  22. The fan did pay the NFL’s exorbitant parking/ticket/fees.

    Shouldn’t he be able to yell something at players and coaches if he wants to?

  23. Gotta love Rex…whenever trying to address a serious topic with a somewhat intelligent answer he’s gotta add the customary “or whatever” in there. “Yeah I’m sorry or whatever”. ” Yeah so my defense got spanked or whatever…we’re gonna be there at the end..” “My QB sucks or whatever…but ya know, we’re lucky to have that guy.”

  24. The health of the players? Worth about $15k (low end) or $50k (high end) per incident.

    The feelings of a fan? Worth about $75k, apparently.

    Good to see the NFL offices have their priorities straight.

  25. For whoever asked: the fines go to charity. I believe the fined individual can choose one of several charities for it to go to and they get to declare it on their taxes at the end of the year.

  26. Buffoon is as buffoon does.
    (with apologies to Mr. F. Gump)

    Head coaches who insist on playing the buffoon, shooting off their mouths and embarrassing their ownership soon find that they’re no longer on the payroll.

  27. maxvv says: I will never understand why people hate Rex Ryan so much.

    It turns out retroactively guaranteeing Super Bowl victories with teams that turned you down as a head coach doesn’t exactly endear you to many fans, let alone folks in the NFL.

    Who knew??

  28. How about a rib eye? Bet you wouldn’t want to give anyone one of those if you had it, either.

    Do Jets fans actually like this guy? I mean, aside from coaching the team and stuff. He strikes me as such a clown, a caricature of a caricature of a caricature of his father. He can coach a defense, for sure. But the face of an NFL team? Yikes.

    JETS FANS ONLY: thumbs up or down for Rex Ryan.

    Just curious.

  29. This man needs to retire…he is a bigger distraction than TO, Ocho, DeSean Jackson, brother Rob, Oprah.

    Have you ever heard of someone who’s mouth runs more than an anal spinchter after prepping for a colonoscopy.

  30. What I think Rex means is that he doesn’t want to pay $75,000 again, since he doesn’t make the big bucks his overrated QB does. I’m sure by next week Rex will be saying or doing something stupid (though likely less fine-worthy).

  31. @joesixpack

    There wasn’t anything retroactive about his guarantees. He made each one before the start of the season.

    All he’s doing is talking up his own team. With the exception of his Norv Turner comment, which

    A) He realized he shouldn’t have said, and

    B) everyone agreed he was right about,

    he’s never dismissive or disrespectful toward opponents. People keep qualifying his boasts as “trash talk,” but they’re really not.

    Nor can you call him delusional – he’s come a lot closer to a Super Bowl than most Jets coaches (twice!), and did it with a terrible quarterback and a mostly average roster.

    You guys gotta let it go. In the words of another commenter, Rex can coach.

  32. @ RexCanCoach

    Wow, your stunning analysis of the Dolphins season was truly mind blowing, insightful and spot on, the only problem was….nobody (including me) was denying that Miami is having some issues. The topic was Sexy Rexy and his always bigger than life ego and mouth. How many times does your boy have to get his ass handed to him by another AFC team once again keeping his Nostradamus like prediction of a super bowl championship from becoming more than another empty blowhard vision quest? And thanks, I did have a great day…sniff that.

  33. @joesixpack…again

    Whoops, that’s what I get for not reading your whole comment. Well, point stands.

    And Norv Turner is awful.

  34. Yes, please Rex, no more black eyes.

    Out here in flyover country we live to read about you. And we can only dream about being asked to priss out in GQ spreads like your crappy QB.

    Anyway, good luck. If hot air were Super Bowl championships, you’d be The Man.

  35. really stupid that he was fined for this. first off it wasnt caught on tv, it was unlucky that a fan happened to be videotaping it. in order for someone to hear it he would have to go on youtube and search for it. he shouldnt be held accountable for that. for sure not 75k. thats ridiculous. secondly, how many times does a coach curse on national tv?!! it happens all the time!! just because you cant hear what is being said doesnt change the fact that every 3 year old knows what hes saying. thirdly, you dont fine a guy for not taking the high road. he had every right to curse out that fan. should he have been the better man kept his mouth shut? yeah probably. but do i blame him for cursing at a fan who comes into his house, watching a game that hes coaching, in a beautiful stadium built by the team that he works for, and yelling out insults at him? not even a little bit. the fan deserved it. so do i agree that he should face disciplinary action? yes because you cant have a free for all in the NFL. but to fine him that much money? fail by goodell

  36. Die hard jets fan here. I like Rex Ryan. He’s funnier then hell. He’s a great coach back to back AFC championship games proves he can coach even with a mediocre QB. I love watching his press conferences because ur almost guaranteed a couple laughs when he’s talking alot of you just. Hate that he talks a lot of smack and has a big mouth. I think it would be a different story if he was the coach of your team!

  37. @rexcancoach,

    The Jets are terrible. Matt Moore is actually better than Mark Sanchez. And Sancheeze really misses Braylon Edwards. Your offense is so putrid, it brings your defense down.

    So you can make all the excuses you want, but in January neither of us will be watching our teams play. And the JESTS can still look back to the one Super Bowl appearance in the ’68 season, where they made their only contribution to the NFL, even to this day, by bringing the AFL legitimacy.

    The Jets right now are the 9 seed in the AFC playoff standings…just saying’…

    Your team is a fraud. They were masquerading through the playoffs for two years, and they showed when it counted that they were not worthy. And now they won’t even make it to the big dance. Didn’t Rexy guarantee a Ring? An AFC team should need 10 wins this year to get the Wild Card. At 5-5, that doesn’t seem likely. The schedule is favorable, but Denver beat you, too.

    SO yeah the Fins are awful, and our time will come, but it’s still better than being a typical Jets fan.

  38. If you really care about the reputation of the NFL then shut up you blowhard. Your team hasn’t done jack squat for you to be talking so much trash.

  39. How can anyone hate this guy? He’s amazing! He’s like the anti-hhero in wrestling. Stone Cold Rex Ryan! Hell Yeah!

  40. @maxvv

    Not that it matters, but I believe joesixpack was talking about Rex saying he would have won the Superbowl if he were the coach of the Chargers.
    Wow, people get real defensive about Rex. What do Jets fans care if other people like him?

  41. Repeat offender…Where is the suspension???

    Fine wasn’t enough for a repeat offender.

    Rex, you , your players…and most importantly jet fans [ all of whom are deeply embedded into their annual supply of anti depressants]…ARE a black eye to the NFL…Don’t even need to try, just comes by being yourselves.

    Happy 43rd anniversary jet fans…enjoy many more years to come.

  42. I feel sorry for Rex. That fan had no right to say that the Country Buffet was closed. Don’t blame Rex in this case.

  43. xxwhodatxx says:
    Nov 21, 2011 7:38 PM
    $75000, SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!!! That is ridiculous I don’t care how much you make.

    The number is not determined by how much he makes, Its a statement saying that the NFL will not put up with a grown man in Ryan’s position “slipping up” with a few choice words. Reguardless what the Patriots fan did, Ryan should know that it is always smarter to turn the other cheek as most say. Not that many children follow Rex Ryan, but lets say there are a few young kids that follow and look up to him…
    He is not setting a very good example is he?

  44. EJ says:
    Nov 22, 2011 7:29 AM
    xxwhodatxx says:
    Nov 21, 2011 7:38 PM
    $75000, SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!!! That is ridiculous I don’t care how much you make.

    The number is not determined by how much he makes, Its a statement saying that the NFL will not put up with a grown man in Ryan’s position “slipping up” with a few choice words. Reguardless what the Patriots fan did, Ryan should know that it is always smarter to turn the other cheek as most say. Not that many children follow Rex Ryan, but lets say there are a few young kids that follow and look up to him…
    He is not setting a very good example is he?

    ————————————————-
    As Chuck Barkley says “I’m no role model”, neither is Rex. He is a coach, and an entertainer. Not a frickin role model.

    Not many parents would want thier kids to follow a guy that has naked pictures of his wife on the internet and asking for guys to fill a certain numbers of holes.

  45. Forget the black eye, I hope the Ryan brothers don’t give the NFL their beer bellies (damn Rob looks like he’s about to give birth to twins). Those are harder to get rid of.

  46. Just think how poor he would be if he didn’t stuff his mouth so much with food? He’s like a professional wrestling manager. The Jets are a fraud but he’s pretty entertaining. 75k is a little steep.

  47. $75K is nothing. Bill Belichick was fined $500K for doing something everyone else in the league also did for years…..but like everything else he does….he just did it a whole lot better than everyone else.

  48. jetsjetsjetsjets627 says:
    Nov 22, 2011 2:07 AM
    Die hard jets fan here. I like Rex Ryan. He’s funnier then hell. He’s a great coach back to back AFC championship games proves he can coach even with a mediocre QB. I love watching his press conferences because ur almost guaranteed a couple laughs when he’s talking alot of you just. Hate that he talks a lot of smack and has a big mouth. I think it would be a different story if he was the coach of your team!

    _________________________________
    I would not want that type of HC at all, and I stick up for Rex a lot even though I’m a Pats fan. I’m happy with our Mr. Mumbles, thank you. Both approaches can work though, there’s no doubt about that. The important thing is that under all Rex’s bluster and all BB’s non answers, there’s good football acumen and the ability to teach his players.

  49. if i would go up to you wherever you work, right before your lunch break after you just blew whatever assignment you were doing and scream at you “HEY YOU! you SUCK at your job!!”, what would YOU do? dumbass league

  50. Do Jets fans actually like this guy? I mean, aside from coaching the team and stuff. He strikes me as such a clown, a caricature of a caricature of a caricature of his father. He can coach a defense, for sure. But the face of an NFL team? Yikes.

    JETS FANS ONLY: thumbs up or down for Rex Ryan.

    Just curious.
    ________________________________
    absolutely stunning that people can’t get this. i’ve seen it spelled out pretty well a couple of times on here. i’ll do it again when the jets fortunes are looking a little better than at this moment. I KNOW THEY WILL

  51. mistrezzrachael says:
    Nov 22, 2011 6:29 AM
    Repeat offender…Where is the suspension???

    Fine wasn’t enough for a repeat offender.

    Rex, you , your players…and most importantly jet fans [ all of whom are deeply embedded into their annual supply of anti depressants]…ARE a black eye to the NFL…Don’t even need to try, just comes by being yourselves.

    Happy 43rd anniversary jet fans…enjoy many more years to come.

    __________________________________
    yeah because his mistake and all make him and jets fans “on the same level as sandusky” right?

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