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Rex Ryan fined $100,000 for swearing in aftermath of Jets win over Steelers

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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan had been waiting a long time to see his franchise record a second win of the 2014 NFL season.

Long time coming

After winning their season opener 19-14 against the Oakland Raiders the Jets lost eight straight before pulling off a shock win against the fancied Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.

And whilst Ryan was undoubtedly delighted to have grabbed a much needed win he may regret his actions in the immediate aftermath of the contest after the NFL today saw fit to hand out a $100,000 fine to the coach.

Caught on camera

As reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Ryan has been fined the huge sum after television cameras, focussing in on the heach coach as he was leaving the field last weekend, caught him shouting "F**k you" to someone off screen.

You can see Ryan utter the unfortunate turn of phrase in a video via this link.

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Fighting talk

It's thought that the man on the receiving end of Rex Ryan's choice words was Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. The former Raiders and Panthers man caused offense when he leaped over the line of scrimmage as the Jets ran through a kneel-down to see out the game.

Mitchell's actions were indeed foolish but Ryan himself should have perhaps shown more restraint in the aftermath of the game.

Having said that we can say with almost 100-percent certainty that the Jets head coach is not the first, nor shall he be the last, NFL coach to utter a profanity on the gridiron. It just so happens that when you are celebrating only your second win of the season TV cameras are likely to want to catch your reaction.

Repeat offender

The $100,000 fine will certainly hurt Rex Ryan's wallet but its not the first time he has been in hot water with the NFL fines committee.

Back in 2011 Ryan was handed a $75,000 fine after telling a fan to 'F**k you' while in 2010 he flipped the bird during an MMA event.

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