NFL: Jets fine coach Ryan $50,000 for obscene gesture
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK — Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $50,000 by the team for making an obscene gesture at a mixed martial arts event last weekend.
The team’s decision Tuesday comes after a smiling Ryan was caught gesturing by a cell phone camera at the competition in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday night.
Ryan apologized the next day, calling his actions “stupid and inappropriate.” General manager Mike Tannenbaum had said the organization was disappointed and would address the matter internally.
The coach also could be fined by the NFL under its personal conduct policy.
Ryan led the Jets to the AFC championship game in his first year as an NFL head coach.