Just as the story about their trainer intentionally tripping an opposing player during a game was dying down, the Jets now have another distraction to deal with as they head toward the playoffs. Deadspin has come across some foot-fetish videos that were originally posted on YouTube from the user "ihaveprettyfeet" and may feature coach Rex Ryan's wife, Michelle. The evidence?
The woman looks exactly like Michelle.
An off-screen voice in one of the videos "You mind if I touch them? ... Can I smell 'em?" sounds like Rex Ryan.
And a lot of other stuff!
But the connections only begin with surface resemblances. We found "ihaveprettyfeet"'s personal profile on a foot fetishist dating site. She lists her location as Ellicott City, Md. When Rex Ryan was an assistant coach with the Ravens, his profile on the official team city had him living with his family in Ellicott City, Md. Michelle Ryan was born in August 1963, a Virgo. "ihaveprettyfeet" lists herself as a Virgo. Michelle Ryan taught high school English before retiring to raise her kids; "ihaveprettyfeet" has a graduate degree, is married with kids, and lists herself as a homemaker. Michelle Ryan once said that, in heels, she was "a foot [shorter]" than her 6'4" husband; "ihaveprettyfeet" lists herself as 5'2".
It gets raunchier too: There's a profile for an "ihaveprettyfeet" in Ellicott City on the "BDSM and Alternative Lifestyle Personals" website Alt.com.
No judgment here what two adults do in the privacy of their own home is up to them. And we can't know for certain whether that's actually Ryan's voice and Ryan's wife. Furthermore, a Jets spokesman will surely just weaken the case with a strong denial.
Reached for comment, a Jets spokesman said only: "This is a personal matter and Rex will have no comment."
This is a personal matter? That's your response? Why not just "no comment"?