According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Rex Ryan is expected to be fined between $75,000 and $100,000 for yelling a profanity at a fan while heading into the tunnel at halftime of last Sunday's Jets-Patriots game at MetLife Stadium.
"I obviously, you know, made a mistake," Ryan said Monday. "I was full of emotion and just popped off, and obviously I know I represent the National Football League and I know I represent the Jets. I know it was a mistake and I apologize. This is who I am. I made a mistake."
Ryan was fined $50,000 by the Jets for making an obscene gesture at a mixed martial arts event in Miami in January 2010. Ryan called his actions "stupid and inappropriate."
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Prior to Rajon Rondo's Boston Charity Classic on the Harvard University campus Saturday night, former Celtics Marquis Daniels, Nate Robinson and Leon Powe all entered the arena to resounding applause, but nobody received a greater ovation than Kendrick Perkins -- not even Rondo himself.
"I never knew how much I missed being here until I got back in here, but I definitely miss the whole city of Boston, the whole area of New England," said the former C's starting center who was traded from the Celtics in February to the Thunder. "It just felt good to be back playing basketball in Boston.
"It's always overwhelming. You try to catch yourself from dropping a tear or something like that, but like I always say, the city has been good to me since I came into the NBA as a young man at 18, so I never take it for granted. I definitely appreciate all the support when I come back to the New England area. I hate to leave, but God does...
Appearing at Celtics teammate Rajon Rondo's Boston Charity Classic on the Harvard University campus on Saturday night, C's captain Paul Pierce said he's "been thinking about" playing overseas in Italy or elsewhere and "that's definitely a strong possibility" if the NBA lockout continues into December.
"I love the game of basketball," said Pierce, who arrived half an hour late to the event and left midway through the second half. "It's a shame I'm sitting at home not playing, so it's crossed my mind. Maybe I'll think about it around mid-December if I can see that there is no future of the league starting this year, then that's definitely a strong possibility."
Of course, Pierce played a leadership role in the National Basketball Players Association's collective bargaining efforts with the league's owners, but he downplayed his role in Monday's disbanding of the union, saying the move surprised him. While the C...
Tim Thomas picked up his second shutout of the season as the Bruins extended their win streak to eight games with a 6-0 victory over the Islanders Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum.
Chris Kelly scored twice for the Bruins, who also received scoring from Patrice Bergeron, Nathan Horton Andrew Ference and Zdeno Chara. Both Horton and Ference's goals came on the man advantage. Kelly picked up a secondary assist on Ference's goal, giving the third-line center his first regular-season three-point game as a member of the Bruins.
While Thomas was able to pick up a shutout in a fairly easy contest, nothing remotely similar could be said for Islanders netminder Rick DiPietro. The Boston University product was yanked after allowing three first-period goals,with Anders Nilsson playing the final two periods.
The Bruins will next play Monday, when they face the Canadiens at Bell Centre.
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The Patriots have ruled linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee) for Monday's game against the Chiefs, while cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder) is doubtful for the game. Linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (illness) was not spotted at the start of practice, but was listed by the team as having "limited participation" at Saturday's session and is questionable for Monday's game. Here's the complete injury report:
LB Dane Fletcher (Did Not Practice -- thumb)
LB Brandon Spikes (Did Not Practice -- knee)
CB Devin McCourty (Limited Participation -- shoulder)
CB Kyle Arrington (Limited Participation -- foot)
S Patrick Chung (Limited Participation -- foot)
C Dan Connolly (Limited Participation -- groin)
DE Shaun Ellis (Limited Participation -- rib)
RB Kevin Faulk (Limited Participation --...
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Mike Mutnansky calls to talk to Lou about what was said on the "Enough About Me" Podcast. He also talks Kentucky Derby
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