Listen to this: Rex Ryan fined $100K for sideline profanity
Rex Ryan’s potty mouth is finally hurting him where it hurts most: his wallet.
The New York Jets head coach was fined $100,000 for his profanity-laced tirade Sunday after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source confirmed to FOX Sports 1’s NFL insider Mike Garafolo. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported the news.
Ryan, who is a three-time offender, has been fined a total of $225,000 dating back to February 2010. His previous fines were $50,000 by the Jets in 2010 after he made an obscene gesture at a fan at an MMA fight, and $75,000 by the NFL the next year for cursing at a fan at halftime.
The Jets head coach was incensed during last week’s win after Steelers safety Mike Mitchell hurdled over the line of scrimmage while quarterback Michael Vick was lining up in victory formation.
"I thought that was kind of bush league," Ryan said Monday, according to ESPN.com. "I can understand it in a short-yardage situation; you want to praise the guy for timing it right and all that stuff, there’ s no question. But, in that part of the game, when we’re just kneeling on it, I was surprised by it to say the least and disappointed. …
"I have no idea [if the Steelers coach that], you have to ask them, but I’ve played against them a long time and never seen that before."
Moments later, Ryan was caught on camera mouthing some foul language.
Two of Ryan’s players were also fined Friday. Quarterback Michael Vick was fined $8,268 for unsportsmanlike conduct because he flipped the ball at an opponent. Defensive end Jason Babin was fined $16,537 for unnecessary roughness because he struck Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger late. Babin rolled into Roethlisberger’s leg and was given a penalty.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.