FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is feeling a little lighter in the wallet these days, thanks to a $75,000 fine handed down by the league on Monday morning for his latest foot-in-the-mouth moment.
Ryan was caught on camera two Sundays ago during halftime of the Jets' Week 10 loss to the New England Patriots, responding to a fan's taunt that Bill Belichick was better than him by yelling back "Shut the [bleep] up." The next day, Ryan apologized for his remarks, making no excuses for his reaction to the heckling. Then, on Monday morning after a week of investigation, the league took action.
A league source confirmed to Yahoo! Sports on Monday morning that the NFL fined Ryan $75,000 for his remarks. Under the terms of his contract signed in February 2009, it would take Ryan 9 1/2 days of his salary to pay off the fine.
"I received the notice today from commissioner [Roger] Goodell, I won't appeal it. The commissioner has a tough job, I'm a NFL lifer, I know IRead More »from It’s official: Rex Ryan gets clipped $75K for foot-in-mouth moment