Jets' Oday Aboushi defends himself

Updated: July 12, 2013, 11:47 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- New York Jets rookie offensive lineman Oday Aboushi, one of the few Palestinian-Americans to play in the NFL, defended himself Friday against a website's article that called him a "Muslim extremist."

Aboushi was angered by the story, published Tuesday by FrontPage Magazine, as well other comments in response to the piece.

"It is upsetting to see people try and tarnish my reputation without even knowing me," he said in a statement issued by the team. "But I appreciate ...

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