Rex Ryan: Fine for Cursing at Fan Shows NY Jets Coach Must Shut His Mouth

Nicholas GossCorrespondent INovember 20, 2011

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets reacts as he coaches in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan needs to shut his mouth and focus on getting the New York Jets into the playoffs after cursing at a fan during halftime of his team's Sunday night game against the New England Patriots.

Ryan will likely be fined by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the range of $75,000-100,000 dollars, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ryan's short conversation with the fan was caught on video and it has been seen on the Internet by many.

He apologized after the loss to New England on Monday for the incident, but it looks like that won't be enough to prevent a large fine.

Here is what happened between Ryan and the fan, via ESPN.

"Hey, Rex, Belichick is better than you," the fan screamed to Ryan, who was walking off the field and into the locker room tunnel with the rest of the team at MetLife Stadium.

"Shut the f--- up," Ryan yelled back to the fan, who isn't seen in the video.

Since joining the Jets, Ryan and his players have talked the talk but have not been able to walk the walk. 

He frequently opens his mouth making bold Super Bowl predictions, saying unnecessary things about the Patriots during their rivalry and just causes distractions with his antics.

With Thursday's loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, the Jets are now 5-5 and could be two games out of first place in the AFC East division if the Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, which they probably will.

According to ESPN, Goodell wants to review the situation another time before giving Ryan his punishment. 

The Jets have had a frustrating season thus far, and they do not need more distractions from their head coach swearing at fans.

Coaches are supposed to set a good example of maturity, but Ryan is clearly unable to do that and likely never will.