08.18.10

Ryan To Dungy : You Don’t (Fuckin’) Know Me

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Days after former Colts head coach turned NBC commentator Tony Dungy criticized the Jets’ Rex Ryan’s proclivity for f-bombing during the HBO “Hard Knocks” series, Ryan responded Tuesday, telling the NY media, “just because somebody cusses or whatever doesn™t make him a bad person.”   From the NY Post’s Bart Hubbach :

Emotional throughout his comments following today™s practice, Ryan professed his disappointment with Dungy for the former Colts coach being so publicly critical of the number of Ryan F-bombs caught by the NFL Films cameras in last week™s HBO series debut.

Dungy even suggested — ridiculously — that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell look into the alleged controversy.

œI™ve been a big admirer of Tony Dungy, and I™m sure a lot of people are, Ryan said. œI felt that he unfairly judged me, and that was a disappointment to me.

Ryan said he called Dungy and left a phone message inviting him to spend a day with the Jets. Dungy had not returned the message by late this morning, but Ryan said he anticipated a call back.

Asked if he had been caught on film cursing less in the episode airing tonight on HBO after his own mother expressed disappointment at the first show, Ryan said: œI have no idea.

Much as I hate to take shots at a saintly individuals, where does Dungy get off questioning Ryan’s leadership skills when the former couldn’t even get his own QB to properly apologize to a woman he’d sexually assaulted?

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