Rex Ryan on public foot-fetish videos: 'It's a personal matter'

Say this much for Rex Ryan, he’s not running from the story.

No, the New York Jets coach isn’t denying that his wife Michelle is the woman featured in four foot fetish videos plastered on Deadspin Tuesday night. The story made the front page of the New York Daily News this morning, and it will be fodder for tabloids this week.

Previously, the only videos you associated with the Jets this season were the ones shot for HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Now, there is one where a woman, who appears to be Ryan’s wife, is seated in the driver’s seat of a parked SUV with her feet dangling outside the window. An off-camera voice that sounds a lot like Rex Ryan begins an intimate discussion with her about her feet.

Ryan was asked if the matter could become a distraction this week.

“To be honest, and I get it, I know you need to ask and all that stuff,” he said on a teleconference with Chicago media this morning. “It’s a personal matter and I’m really not going to discuss it, OK.”

That’s not a denial. It’s a personal matter but now one with some very public videos.

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