Friday November 14th, 2014

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $100,000 for using profanity after his team beat the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Ryan was caught on camera appearing to shout a profanity at someone on the Steelers or on the officiating crew as he walked to midfield when the game ended.

The Jets won 20-13, but in the final minute Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell leaped into the Jets victory formation during a kneel down, something that did not sit well with multiple Jets players or Ryan, who called the play "bush league."

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''Emotions run high in games,'' he said on Monday. ''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.''

This is the third time Ryan has been fined for using profanity. 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 at an MMA event. 

Last month, Jets quarterback Geno Smith was reportedly fined $12,000 for shouting a profanity at a fan following a loss to the Detroit Lions

New York's win over the Steelers snapped an eight-game losing streak and moved the Jets to 2-8 on the season. They have a bye in Week 11. 

- Molly Geary

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