Originally written on Billboard  |  Last updated 11/23/11

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jets coach Rex Ryan was fined $75,000 this week for cursing at a fan at halftime of last week's game in Denver. On a conference call with Buffalo reporters today, Ryan reached back into hockey history when asked about what he would do differently as a result of the fine. Said Ryan: "Well, I think I should have gone with the Jim Schoenfeld thing, you know, go get a donut or something like that probably would have been more appropriate. But you know what, I know that it’s something that I made a mistake and I know I represent the National Football League and I represent the Jets, and I made a mistake. It was real emotional at that time, and obviously I’ve got to choose my words much more wisely." Schoenfeld, the former Buffalo Sabres great, was coaching the New Jersey Devils when he hollered at NFL referee Don Koharsky to "eat another donut." Ryan on the Jets' unexpected loss at the hands of the Denver Broncos last week: "We thought that we’d go there and win the game; that didn’t...
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