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.
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