Rex Ryan’s wallet just got a lot lighter.
The NFL fined the New York Jets head coach $100,000 for swearing just moments after his team’s stunning 20-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday, citing a league source.
CBS cameras caught Ryan appearing to shout a profanity at either someone on the Steelers or someone on the officiating crew as the game ended. Ryan was heated following the game after Steelers safety Mike Mitchell leaped over the offensive line when the Jets were in victory formation in an attempt to disrupt Michael Vick.
The fine is especially steep because Ryan is a third-time offender. In 2011, he was fined $75,000 for cursing at a fan at halftime, and in 2010, he was fined $50,000 by the Jets for making an obscene gesture at a fan during an MMA event in the offseason.
The head coach isn’t the only Jet in trouble this week, though. Vick was fined $8,268 for unsportsmanlike conduct while linebacker Jason Babin was handed down a $16,537 fine for his late hit on Ben Roethlisberger, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported.
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