Rex Ryan could be in hot water with the NFL after a video clip of a salty verbal exchange with a fan surfaced online.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told The Associated Press that the league is aware of the 49-second video shot by a fan, and a contrite Ryan acknowledged the incident during his Monday news conference, saying "sometimes my emotions get the best of me."
"I obviously, you know, made a mistake," Ryan said. "I was full of emotion and just popped off, and obviously I know I represent the National Football League and I know I represent the Jets. I know it was a mistake, and I apologize. This is who I am. I made a mistake.
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement he had met with Ryan about the incident and that the coach "knows that his behavior was not acceptable."
The Jets fined Ryan $50,000 in 2010 after a cell-phone camera caught the coach giving the middle finger to a fan during a mixed martial arts event in Florida.
Asked about the report Monday, Belichick predictably was tight-lipped.
"I don't remember it that way," he said. "I don't think we're here to talk about that. If you want to talk about the game, great."
"Realistically, you know my son wasn't at that playoff game, right?" Ryan said. "It sounded like a hell of a story, though, didn't it? It's something I'll bring up to him after we beat them in the playoffs again this year."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.