Ryan Uninjured After Car Accident; Coach Reportedly Ran Red Light, Was Speeding
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Things can’t get much worse for the Jets these days, can they?
Apparently — even though the season is over — they most certainly can.
Gang Green continues to draw attention to itself, and Deadspin.com reported on Tuesday that Jets head coach Rex Ryan was in an auto accident last week in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
A source told the website that the fourth-year head coach sped through an intersection and his car collided with another one, leading to a three-car crash.
The Bethlehem Police Department said that Ryan wrecked his red Mustang in the early evening of Jan. 14 after allegedly running through a red light.
“It’s a blind hill to some degree,” a police source said when detailing the makeup of the intersection, according to Deadspin.
The police source said that the head coach claimed that he wasn’t speeding, but he allegedly did not deny the fact that he drove through the red light. No injuries were sustained in the accident.
After the story broke, a team spokesman confirmed that Ryan was in fact in a car accident on the night of Jan. 14, and he escaped the situation unscathed. The spokesman added that the 50-year-old wasn’t issued a citation, but he did receive a warning.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday that he saw Ryan at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, and he appeared to be in perfectly good condition.
Thank goodness that Ryan was uninjured, but does a day go by when this franchise doesn’t draw negative attention to itself? Sound off in the comments section below…