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Rex Ryan defends Dennis Thurman

Updated: May 17, 2014, 4:42 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan opened his post-practice news conference Saturday with a strident defense of his defensive coordinator, Dennis Thurman, who was accused of slapping a 28-year-old woman in the face after she rejected his advances Wednesday at a local restaurant.

"Dennis Thurman, the guy I know, wouldn't put his hands on anybody, let alone a woman," Ryan said at the team's rookie camp. "That's the Dennis Thurman I know."

The woman, Jessie ...

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