Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/8/13

Rex Ryan continues to make news — odd news at that — away from the football field, as we found out last week. Vacationing in the Bahamas, the New York Jets head coach was spotted by the tabloids sporting an interesting tattoo on his right arm. Quickly, the tattoo — featuring Ryan’s wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey — became a viral sensation and the butt of jokes across the sports world. Ryan survived the chopping block and returned to work Tuesday where he finally met with the media alongside Jets owner Woody Johnson. Naturally, Ryan was asked about the tattoo. This is what he had to say about the three-year-old tattoo via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Rex on tattoo: "There's a question if it's a real tattoo or not. I'll keep you guessing... " #Nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 08, 2013 Rex on Tattoo: "Obviously, if Sanchez doesn't play better, that number's changing" #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 08, 2013

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