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NFL looking at Bart Scott's middle finger salute

Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:46 pm
 
Everything is not coming up Bart(Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Things are not going well for the Jets. And regardless of what Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum said at their press conference recently, something has to change. One of those changes could be linebacker Bart Scott, who will reportedly be cut this offseason, and who is being investigated by the NFL for giving a reporter the bird in the locker room on Monday.

As you'll recall, we detailed the disaster that took place in the Jets locker room when players were cleaning out their lockers. Rex was crying, Santonio Holmes (who will be back) wasn't talking and Scott was getting into it with reporters.

A photo of Scott shooting the middle finger to a New York Daily News reporter has emerged. See it -- censored by yours truly -- below.


Scott gives a reporter the single-bird salute.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the league is investigating the incident. Given the obscene nature of Scott's gesture combined with the clear-cut photographic proof said gesture, and the fact that Scott reportedly said "Get out of my f------ face," it's hard to imagine he doesn't get heavily fined. (We learned that's what the NFL does via Rex, actually.)

Ryan (ironically?) called Scott's behavior "unacceptable" and said something will be done about it.

"I don't know exactly how," Ryan said on a radio interview. "But that situation will definitely be addressed."

Scott's got bigger problems, though. Rod Boone of Newsday reports that Scott "likely played his final game as a Jet on Sunday."

The linebacker, who recorded 66 tackles in 2011 (a career low for him as a starter), is scheduled to make $4.5 million in 2012 and there's simply no way the Jets are going to pay that much for the production that Scott offers them at this stage.

Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network reports that the Jets can get out of paying Scott any guaranteed money, but that it would be "news to the veteran linebacker."

All of this adds up to more Jets offseason drama and even a potential public-relations confrontation between Scott and Rex.

To quote a great philosopher, "Can't wait."

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Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:09 am
 

NFL looking at Bart Scott's middle finger salute

"Ryan (ironically?) called Scott's behavior "unacceptable" and said something will be done about it."

Here's a suggestion on how to deal with any athlete that makes this grotesque gesture. Cut it off! I fondly remember watching movies and tv back in the 1980's and 1990's where tough guys would always say "if you don't want to lose your finger then watch where you are pointing it at!". Of course in film and on tv characters could only "break" the finger. But we live in a whole new world now. Where adult men are acting like 10 year olds. A simple "timeout" just won't cut it. It's time for some tough love! I guarantee that once one athlete gets his finger cut off....other athletes will think twice before doing the same.  --lumpoco

What great timing, lumpectomy. Take a bow. I just posted here about you and your fellow brownshirts. (Hey! Have you beaten up any Jews or dragged any buckr*s behind your pickup truck lately?)

Yo! Mr. Moderator. Read HIS last post and tell me he DIDN'T merit that and a d*mn sight more.




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:55 am
 

NFL looking at Bart Scott's middle finger salute

    And the Corpo-Fascist Nanny State goosesteps on. Whatever would Commisar Goodell do without these trembling, envy-ridden, pale husks of what once MIGHT HAVE BEEN men? We'll likely never know.

And a once great nation continues its slide into the Abyss.

Couldn't catch a break? The sun get in your eyes? No talent?
Don't despair! Get EVEN! (You'll show those b*st*rds now!!)
Call Roger Goodell at NFL HQ
(It's anonymous, OR we can arrange your 15 min. of FAME.)

AMERICA'S TEAMS NEED NARCS NOW
Join the team. Be somebody.
Eat your liver until the Fat Lady sings.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:08 am
 

NFL looking at Bart Scott's middle finger salute

"Ryan (ironically?) called Scott's behavior "unacceptable" and said something will be done about it."

Here's a suggestion on how to deal with any athlete that makes this grotesque gesture. Cut it off! I fondly remember watching movies and tv back in the 1980's and 1990's where tough guys would always say "if you don't want to lose your finger then watch where you are pointing it at!". Of course in film and on tv characters could only "break" the finger. But we live in a whole new world now. Where adult men are acting like 10 year olds. A simple "timeout" just won't cut it. It's time for some tough love! I guarantee that once one athlete gets his finger cut off....other athletes will think twice before doing the same. 


tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:04 am
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tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:02 am
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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:22 am
 

NFL looking at Bart Scott's middle finger salute

     Nice to see you come out of hiding, 8-ball!  How about those Jets?  As for Scott, he should have stayed a Raven but he got a nice payday.



      
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Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:43 am
 

NFL looking at Bart Scott's middle finger salute

LOL!  Terry Bradshaw wrote that?  I knew he was just another dumb jock.  He should be fired!!!!



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:28 am
 

NFL looking at Bart Scott's middle finger salute

This to be the whimpiest column of the year!!! You got that excited ove receiving the finger!  My 12 year old son would make you pee in your pants if that hurt your feelings you big stud reporter.  This a big LMAO!  You gave us the bird so we will write bad things about you! Locker rooms should be off limits to reporters anyway.  Bann them after this.  Can you really believe this whimp wants someone fired from their job because his feelings got hurt by receiving the bird for probably saying something dumb!  Probably as dumb as this column.


tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 4:20 am
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 2:03 am
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