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 offscreen 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 yesterday, 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."
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."
In one video, she is approached by someone who is not on camera and he tells her that she has "really beautiful feet." The other videos show the woman sitting on a couch, having a drink, reading a book and sitting on a porch and rubbing her feet.
"My wife's beautiful," Ryan said when asked about his wife. "We've been married for 23 years. She's awesome."