Rex Ryan issued a statement to the media today apologizing for his obscene gesture at the MMA Strikeforce event in Miami last night:
Ryan: “It was stupid and inappropriate. I wouldn’t accept that type of behavior from one of the coaches or players and it’s unacceptable from me. I apologize to the Jets organization, the National Football League and NFL fans everywhere.”
New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum: “Rex showed extremely poor judgment and his conduct was inappropriate. He knows he was wrong, has apologized and we have accepted his apology. Any other actions regarding this incident will be addressed internally by the organization.”
This afternoon I spoke over the phone to an eyewitness of the events that took place before and during the time of Ryan’s obscene gesture.