NewsOne Featured Video
CLOSE

Humiliated by the recent conduct of his team, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan scolded his players in a Wednesday morning meeting, telling them it’s time to end the frat-house behavior.

“Quite honestly, I’m basically tired of dealing with these issues,” Ryan told reporters. “I’m tired of the embarrassment to our owner and this organization. Let’s just end it. Let’s just stop. However severe or minor, we don’t need to be that team.”

The latest “embarrassing moment for the organization,” as Ryan put it, came with a phone call from general manager Mike Tannenbaum at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. That’s when Ryan learned of Braylon Edwards’ drunken-driving arrest in Manhattan.

Edwards, who was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, was sitting in the Jets’ meeting room Wednesday when Ryan delivered his stern lecture. Later, Edwards practiced with the team, and he will play Sunday night against the Miami Dolphins. His team-imposed penalty is that he won’t start, but sources said his playing time won’t be significantly less than usual. Ordinarily, he plays almost the entire game.

Text continues after gallery:

The DWI arrest was another black eye for the organization, which made headlines last week with the Ines Sainz controversy — the female reporter from a Mexican TV station was subjected to whistles and catcalls from players in the locker room. The team received a public rebuke from the NFL, which ordered owner Woody Johnson to pay for a league-wide media training program.

Read entire article on ESPN.com

RELATED:

Jets’ Antonio Cromartie Forgets How Many Kids He Has

Braylon Edwards Arrested For Drunk Driving

Female Reporter Ines Sainz Says She Was Sexually Harassed By The New York Jets

More from NewsOne