Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/22/13

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 17: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets stands on the field prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on January 17, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
A photo of Rex Ryan — wearing a T-shirt that reads "I'd hit that" — has turned up showing the New York Jets head coach standing next to Kurt Paschke, the man accused of slugging New England Patriots fan Jaclyn Nugent at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Ryan wore the gray tee when he visited the customized green-and-white van that Paschke uses to get to MetLife Stadium for Jets games. The super-sized van had become a familiar sight in the stadium parking lot. The bizarre photo of Ryan palling around with Paschke — a convicted killer  and suspected woman beater — surfaced a day after his dark past was revealed. Paschke faces possible assault charges for socking Jaclyn Nugent after the Jets upset victory Sunday over the New England Patriots. His family insists Paschke was just defending his mom from Nugent and her group of friends as they left the stadium. So far neither Ryan nor Jets brass have commented about Paschke.
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