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Rex Ryan Fined $100,000 for Saying "Thank You"

Jets head coach Rex Ryan will be handing over a bit of spare change after being fined.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

We all know that Rex Ryan is a fiery character who will stand up for his players and maybe open his mouth a bit too much. However that's part of why we love him, well at least that's part of why I love him.

Following the victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan was caught on tape saying "F*** You" to someone on the field. It was immediately following the game as the coaches made their way to the half way line and although we can't be sure who he was addressing, I'm willing to bet it was Mike Mitchell who leaped over the victory formation as the clock ticked down.

Rex had already received a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct in the 4th quarter for yelling at an official. He believed his quarterback Michael Vick wasn't getting the same level of protection from the officials as Big Ben was, and I happen to agree with him. Vick was bumped late on several occasions with no consequences. I'm an old fashioned guy and believe QB's should take more hits without the defensive player getting flagged, however the point is if you're calling it for one side, you have to call it for another.

Rex joked after the game that he was actually saying "Thank You" however he then added:

"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's had a few moments, including a obscene gesture at an MMA event and responding to a troll fan with a few choice words, however he's hardly been a firebox recently, and seeing a big of the old Rex is something I don't mind, as long as it's mostly controlled and very rare.