Jets' Ryan: Foot-fetish report 'a personal matter'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says it's a "personal matter" and declined to talk about a "foot-fetish" report posted by the sports website Deadspin that show four videos of a woman who bears a close resemblance to Ryan's wife, Michelle.

The videos show a woman displaying her toes to an off-screen cameraman who, in one video, sounds a lot like the coach. The two are having an intimate chat about her feet.

During his news conference Wednesday, Ryan declined several times to discuss the situation.

"I understand I'm going to get asked this question frontways, sideways, backways, and all this, but it is a personal matter," he said.

Asked if the NFL might look into the report, spokesman Greg Aiello said the league also considered it a personal matter.

Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a brief statement that he and owner Woody Johnson met with Ryan and the coach has their "full support."

Like everyone else, they considered it a personal matter.

This isn't the first time the Jets have turned up on Deadspin this season.

In October, the site reported that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent racy text messages and photos to a former game hostess while he was the Jets' quarterback in 2008.

The NFL is still investigating the allegations.

According to Deadspin, the woman in the video goes by the handle "ihaveprettyfeet."

A still photograph from one of the video clips was splashed across the front of the New York Daily News and showed a woman with her feet hanging out of an SUV. She is approached by someone who is not on camera and he tells her that she has "really beautiful feet."

Most players declined comment on the foot-fetish report, but star cornerback Darrelle Revis supported his coach.

"Foot fetish? Whatever," Revis said. "I mean, that's his wife. At the end of the day, that's his wife and he can do whatever he wants with his wife. It's not like he's out committing adultery or anything negative."


Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie is done for the season after he suffered a concussion Sunday against Jacksonville.

Collie was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

The second-year player was injured late in the first half against Jacksonville when linebacker Daryl Smith appeared to hit him in the head with his forearm as Collie went low to make a catch. It is Collie's second concussion this season.

Despite missing five games and more than a half in three others, Collie leads all Indy receivers with eight touchdown catches, is second in receptions (58) and third in yards (649).

Pro Bowl

Tom Brady has overtaken Michael Vick to lead all players in the final fan voting for the Pro Bowl.

The New England Patriots quarterback had nearly 1.9 million votes when balloting ended Monday. The NFL said Wednesday that Vick topped the NFC with more than 1.5 million.

Almost 100 million votes were cast online and via mobile phones.

Fans account for one-third of the selection process. Players and coaches vote Wednesday and today.

The 43-man rosters will be announced Tuesday.

Players leading their position voting include Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu and Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney.

The Pro Bowl is Jan. 30 in Honolulu.

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