The most recent saga in the New York Jets dog-and-pony show has seen Crosstown New York apparel turn coach Rex Ryan’s tattoo into a tee shirt.
Ryan took a vacation in the Bahamas after the Jets season ended December 30. He was seen there with a tattoo on his right bicep of a lady resembling his wife Michelle wearing a Number 6 Mark Sanchez jersey, according to New York Daily News.
CBS New York reports that the tee shirt features the woman sitting - some have said Tebowing - on a green “REX,” a take-off on the Jets’ logo.
One source told the New York Post that Ryan got the tattoo after the 2010 season ended, before Sanchez’s 52 turnovers in the past two years, and before Tim Tebow came to the Jets.
Offering the Ryan shirts for $20, Crosstown says on their website, “We personally think it's fake and he's loving every bit of attention this is getting while vacationing with his wife beach side. “A little inside joke while beat writers salivate over another wild story.”
Meanwhile, the Jets continue to make news not related to winning football games. CBS New York reported that the Professional Football Writers of America filed a complaint with the NFL saying the Jets violated media policy by not making team officials available within a week after the end of the regular season.
Ryan and Jets owner Woody Johnson will meet with the media on Tuesday.
Jets players didn’t seem to think Ryan’s tattoo was a big deal. “I don’t think guys care at all,” defensive lineman Mike DeVito said to the Post. “Rex is a great coach and that’s all we care about."