Rex Ryan Foot Fetish Video a 'Personal Matter'

Jets coach responds to foot-fetish post on sports website Deadspin.

ByABC News
December 22, 2010, 7:06 PM

Dec. 22, 2010— -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, at a news conference Wednesday, addressed the foot-fetish report posted by, which showed videos of a woman who closely resembles Rex's wife, Michelle.

"To be honest, and I get it, I know you need to ask and all that stuff, but it's a personal matter and I'm really not going to discuss it, OK?" he told reporters.

He was asked about the videos throughout the conference, but continued to maintain that it was "a personal matter," according to ESPN. NFL league Spokesman Greg Aiello said the league also considers the video report a personal matter.

One video shows a woman presenting her feet and toes from an SUV window to an off-screen cameraman who touches them. Other videos show the woman sitting on a couch and rubbing her feet.

This is the latest headline-grabbing story to hit the NFL because of a Deadspin feature. Last October Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Brett Favre was involved in a "sexting" scandal when the website posted voicemails and pictures Favre allegedly sent in 2008 to former Jets game-day host and Playboy model Jennifer Sterger. Favre played for the Jets that year, and the NFL's investigation into the incident is ongoing.

During today's news conference, Ryan admitted that the video report was distracting the team from its upcoming game against the Chicago Bears to make the playoffs.

"I'll be ready to coach Chicago, and I am ready. It's my job and I'm focused on the job at hand," he said.

When asked about his wife, Ryan responded, "My wife's beautiful. We've been married for 23 years. She's awesome."