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PFWA rescinds complaint about Jets
The Jets will not face any disciplinary charges stemming from their decision to delayed their wrap-up press conference.
The Professional Football Writers of America lodged a complaint with the NFL Wednesday after the Jets released a statement saying they would hold their end-of-season news conference nine days after their season finale.
Per the league's media policy: "Every team is required to 1) open its locker room for player interviews the day after the season ends and 2) hold a news conference during the week following the end of its season with its head coach, and/or owner, and/or club president, and/or general manager. The purpose is to respond to fan interest in the conclusion of the team's season."
On Thursday, the PFWA released this statement:
"The PFWA is satisfied that the New York Jets are following the spirit of the rules in making their executives available on Tuesday. There is good reason for the NFL’s rule requiring teams to make a top executive available to communicate with the fans through the media within seven days after the end of the season. After discussing the circumstances with the Jets, we look forward to hearing from owner Woody Johnson and coach Rex Ryan on Tuesday."