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Rex Ryan Fined $100,000 for Profanity After Win vs. Steelers

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2014

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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has always been one to wear his emotions on his sleeve, and that intense personality has lightened his wallet.

Ryan was fined $100,000 for using profane language following the team's game vs. Pittsburgh.

Continue for updates.

Monday, Nov. 17

Ryan Comments on Fine

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News passed along comments from Rex Ryan after being fined:

Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

Rex on getting $100k fine: " I got the letter. I was stunned by it to say the least." #nyj

Friday, Nov. 14

Ryan Fined for Profane Language

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Ryan will be fined $100,000 by the NFL for using profane language in the direction of the Pittsburgh Steelers following Gang Green's 20-13 win in Week 10:

Chris Mortensen @mortreport

Rex Ryan fined $100,000 for his post-game profanity vs Steelers. 3 time offender, per sources

Per Charles Curtis of NJ.com, the boisterous coach was none too happy at the conclusion of that contest regardless of the win, as he yelled profanities at the Steelers while walking onto the field.

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports more detail:

This time, Ryan was caught on camera yelling "F--- you!" to someone on the field. It happened as he walked to midfield for the post-game handshake.

The next day, Ryan commented on his profanity.

"I think I was saying, 'Thank you,'" Ryan joked.

Turning serious, he said: "Emotions run high in games. Sometimes it's best to ... what happens on the field stays on the field. That's where it stems from. It's a very emotional game. Obviously, I've got to do a good job of controlling my emotions. Things happen. I'm sorry if I offended anybody."

He declined to say to whom his curse was directed.

According to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, Ryan was upset that Steelers safety Mike Mitchell jumped over the offensive line while the Jets were kneeling on the ball to seal their victory:

I thought that was kind of bush league. I can understand it in a short yardage situation and you would've praised the guy for timing it and all that stuff. There's no question. But in that part of the game, where we're just kneeling on it and things like that, I was surprised by it to say the least and disappointed.

Ryan's rage was understandable since Mitchell could have potentially injured one of his players when the game was essentially over, but the NFL wasn't impressed with his actions regardless.

Despite winning the game, this has been a disappointing season for Ryan and the 2-8 Jets. His outburst may have been a product of frustration boiling over, and now he will be forced to pay the price.

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