Jets Fine Bart Scott $10K For Middle Finger Photo Op

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Bart Scott faces an uncertain future with the Jets.

But what’s for sure is the linebacker’s obscene salute toward a newspaper photographer will cost him $10,000.

“Bart Scott was fined $10,000 by the team for his obscene gesture to a member of the media,” the Jets said in a statement Thursday. “Bart’s actions were inappropriate and unacceptable.”

After packing up his belongings on Monday, Scott, who is signed through 2014, was asked about a report that he likely wouldn’t be back next season.

“All I know is I’ve got a guaranteed contract for $4 million,” Scott snapped.

He then stuck out his middle finger and told the photographer to get the camera out of his face while uttering a profanity.

“Take a picture of this,” he said.

In 2010, the Jets fined head coach Rex Ryan $50,000 for flipping fans the bird at an MMA event during Super Bowl week.

A second fine for Scott will not be issued by the NFL, reported Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Ryan was fined $75,000 by the league this season for telling a heckler to “shut the (bleep) up” at MetLife Stadium. That incident, which occurred during halftime of the Jets’ 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots, was caught on tape and uploaded to YouTube.

Your thought on the fine? Should the Jets bring Scott back next season? Sound off below…

  • RoyAllen

    If I had to pay 10grand everytime I flipped someone the bird,or recieved 10 grand,everytime someone fliped me the bird, there would be a lot of broke citizens out there

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