Final Jets Press Conference Tuesday in Violation of NFL Rules

Nov. 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets owner Woody Johnson before the game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

So, no we have this.

There has been a lot of speculation about the whereabouts of coach Rex Ryan, who was supposed to have a press conference this past Monday, to wind up the season. Instead, it was cancelled, referencing an “organizational decision”. This caused a lot of confusion, and anger from the mainstream media, wondering when the Jets were going to give their final roundup for the 2012 season. Basically, it has been a case of the fans being OK with it, and the mainstream media being annoyed by it. Well, we don’t have to wonder anymore.

The Jets announced that the final press conference will take place Tuesday, with Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson. This in fact IS a violation of NFL media policy, that requires the head coach to be made available during the week after the final game. The league is looking into the violation, with some sort of fine likely coming.

With all due respect to the mainstream media, the Jets can be understood for getting away from them a bit. With all of the anonymous source articles, being a little more media savvy couldn’t hurt. You can tell that the league takes this media stuff seriously. It is a rule, but it seems like a small violation to be hunting down, you know? It actually makes sense for the Jets to get their ducks in a row before talking to the media.

Topics: New York Jets

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