- An ex-NFL coach who was involved in foot fetish video scandal joked he was a “toe expert.”
- Rex Ryan was discussing Aaron Rodgers’ toe injury on ESPN morning show “Get Up,” Monday.
- In 2010, a video emerged online of Ryan seemingly commenting on his wife’s toes.
A former NFL head coach who was involved in an infamous foot-fetish scandal joked he was a “toe expert” when discussing Aaron Rodgers’ injury.
Rex Ryan, who coached the New York Jets for six years, appeared on ESPN Monday morning to discuss the weekend’s NFL action, including the Green Bay Packers’ win over divisional rivals the Chicago Bears.
Among the key talking points was Rodgers ongoing toe injury, which he initially joked was “COVID toe” before later claiming he was joking and saying he had a fracture.
Rodgers helped Green Bay beat the Bears 45-30 on Sunday, but left the field late in the game, allowing backup quarterback Kurt Benkert to get his first taste of NFL action.
Discussing Rodgers’ injury, Ryan said he was a “toe expert” in reference to the decade-old scandal in which a video of a woman’s feet was posted online with Ryan’s voice coming from behind the camera. It was reported at the time that the woman whose feet appeared on the video was Ryan’s wife, Michelle.
The 59-year-old initially refused to speak about the video when it first emerged in 2010, but now seems to see the lighter side.
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“Listen, I’m a toe expert,” Ryan said, sparking laughter among his colleagues. “Let’s just say this: there ain’t nothing wrong with Aaron Rodgers. He threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns.
“C’mon stop. Stop it already!” — he added as his co-presenters giggled.
As Ryan made the comment, former NFL safety Ryan Clark left the desk in mock disgust before returning and saying: “I can not put my best foot forward with Rex acting like this!”