Jets Violate NFL Rules, Could Face Punishment After Not Holding Season-Ending News Conference

Rex RyanNEW YORK — The New York Jets have violated the NFL’s media policy by not making coach Rex Ryan or other team executives available within a week of the end of the regular season.

Ryan and owner Woody Johnson will meet with the media on Jan. 8. The season ended Sunday, Dec. 30.

The Professional Football Writers of America lodged a complaint with the league on Wednesday.

“We have been assured the league is looking into it,” PFWA president Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News said. “We’ll await word from the NFL.”

The media agreement with the PFWA requires a season-ending news conference with the head coach, owner, club president or general manager be held during the week following the season finale. Mike Tannenbaum was fired as GM on Monday, then issued a statement.

A Jets spokesman deferred comment to the league. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello would not speculate what punishment the team could get for the violation.

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