Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan Smashes Red Mustang in 3-Car Pennsylvania Accident

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 22, 2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 30: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets yells from the sideline during an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Rex Ryan is not having what we would like to classify as a good year. With an awful 2012 New York Jets season in his rearview mirror, he's started 2013 by smashing his Mustang after he ran a red light while driving around Pennsylvania. 

Deadspin (h/t TMZ) reports the coach of the comedy troupe that gave us such hits as the Butt Fumble was in a bit of an accident a week ago. 

A source tipped that it was a three-car pileup:

A tipster wrote us yesterday to say that a week earlier, Ryan was in a three-car crash in Bethlehem, Pa.

The tip said that Ryan had sped through an intersection, only to have his car collide with another vehicle, which in turn crashed into a third. A source with the Bethlehem police department confirmed those details, except for the speeding.

So it seems Ryan may or may not have been speeding, but was involved in an accident that no doubt smashed his red Mustang and delivered this blow to another car (courtesy Deadspin). 

What's amazing is we have gone over a week with not a word leaking about this accident involving the famous head coach, who was known for his boastful press conferences and Super Bowl predictions, only to have been muted by his team's futility in the last two seasons. 

Though it makes sense this news item would have been drowned out amid Manti Te'o and Lance Armstrong headlines. 

Ryan was allegedly driving westbound on West Third Street toward an intersection one police officer described as, "a blind hill to some degree."

Thankfully, there were no injuries reported and the three cars sustained only "moderate" damage. 

Per the report, Ryan denied speeding, and the officers stated the evidence at the site indicated he was telling the truth. 

While unconfirmed, the Deadspin source speculated that Ryan may have been in the area to speak with Marty Mornhinweg, the Jets' new offensive coordinator.

For Jets fans, it doesn't look like this year is shaping up to be any better than last.

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