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Gotta love the Ryan-Dungy spat

Posted on: August 18, 2010 7:51 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

Rex Ryan had a response for Tony Dungy’s criticism of his F-bombs on Hard Knocks: "I think he unfairly judged me," Ryan said Wednesday after practice. "And that was disappointing to me."

For those of you who don’t know, the clean-mouthed Dungy said in a radio interview with Dan Patrick that the league should have a word with the potty-mouthed Ryan.

"I don't know that (Goodell) will or not, but I would hope that he does because I just don't think the league needs that," Dungy said. "I don't think our young people need to hear that that's the way it needs to be done  to be successful. Because it doesn't need to be that way."

Wednesday, Ryan got to engage in one of America’s favorite pastimes: telling a respected man of morals, “Don’t judge me”. (Too bad he didn’t say “Don’t f****** judge me.”)

"I'm always gonna be myself and I'm a good person,” Ryan said. “Just because you cuss doesn't make you a bad person, and just because you don't doesn't make you a good person.”

Ryan left Dungy a voicemail and invited him to come to Jets training camp. Many Jet players have come to the defense of their head coach.

Also coming to Ryan’s defense was his father, Buddy. (Ryan’s mother, you may have heard, seems to be taking Dungy’s side.) Buddy referred to Dungy as “What’s His Name” and said on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic, "The commissioner can do anything he wants to and I think he'll take the appropriate action. I think it's being blown way out of perspective."

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