MUST WATCH: Rex Ryan References His Foot Fetish Past In ESPN Joke

Ryan Chatelain
August 16, 2019 - 12:29 pm
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Rex Ryan just can't kick this foot fetish thing.

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The former Jets coach, who nearly a decade ago found himself in a weird scandal involving foot fetish videos, was on ESPN's "Get Up" on Friday morning when the conversation turned to former Cowboys linebacker Bobby Carpenter having his toenails removed before each season so they wouldn't get smashed up.

Gross, right?

The topic made co-host Sam Ponder uncomfortable, too. But it really made Ryan uncomfortable.

"Why are we doing this again?" Ponder tells colleague Mike Greenberg. "This is a morning show. We've got to quit talking about feet and toenails while people are eating their Cheerios."

Ryan, with a sheepish grin, then chimes in: "Well, let's not talk about feet."

Those in the studio then burst into laughter, especially Ponder, who says, "I can't stay for this!" before walking off.

In 2010, Deadspin reported on a series of videos that focused on the feet of a woman resembling Ryan's wife, Michelle. In one video, a voice sounding like Ryan's could be heard. 

Ryan never copped to him and his wife being in the videos, telling reporters at the time that it was a "personal matter."