New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has made plenty of headlines this year, only some of which have come from his team's actions on the football field.
Previously, Ryan has been a notorious potty mouth, utterly unafraid of speaking his mind. Now, however, it may not be his mouth, but instead his wife's feet causing the latest media storm around the larger than life coach.
The Deadspin website, devoted to Sports culture and gossip, has posted a series of foot fetish videos removed from YouTube a few years ago in which the blond female star bears a striking resemblance to Rex Ryan's wife Michelle.
When asked by an ESPN reporter whether it was his wife, Ryan replied: "I know you need to ask, it's a personal matter."
The Jets released a statement earlier saying their head coach would have "no comment" on the matter.
Deadspin explained how it found the videos as follows:
"A few years back, YouTube user "ihaveprettyfeet" -- who shares a number of personal characteristics with Michelle, though we'll get to that later -- made a series of videos, apparently starring herself. In them, her feet, whether in stockings or shoes or simply bare, are always prominently displayed. An attractive older blonde, "ihaveprettyfeet" became hugely popular, to the point that when YouTube banned her account for terms of service violations, devotees took to message boards to wonder where she'd gone. Her videos have been reposted by others on YouTube, and with so many followers, it was only a matter of time before one of them happened to be both a Jets fan and a Deadspin reader, too. We received a tip from one such person that "ihaveprettyfeet" was the spitting image of Michelle Ryan, wife of maybe the most popular coach in the NFL."
Deadspin and its readers also report that the voice of the cameraman in some of the videos sounds suspiciously similar to Ryan's.