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Rex Ryan

Dennis Thurman Would Never Hit a Woman!

5/18/2014 8:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rex Ryan has come out swingin' in defense of his defensive coordinator -- insisting the Dennis Thurman he knows would NEVER slap a woman ... despite allegations to the contrary. 

The New York Jets head coach addressed the media yesterday and immediately addressed the police report filed by a 28-year-old woman who claims Thurman slapped her at a Jersey bar.

“I know Dennis Thurman, and Dennis Thurman, the guy that I know, wouldn’t put his hands on anybody, let alone a woman. That’s the Dennis Thurman that I know.”

Ryan couched his defense ... by saying, "I wasn't there—I don't know ... but again, I'm confident that when everything comes out that people will start seeing the character of Dennis Thurman that I know."

He concluded ... "I think when all the facts come out about everything, I think that people will start to realize that it’ll come around that the guy that I’m describing, everybody else will see the same way I do. All right? Really I think that’s all I’m going to talk about, about this situation, but I know Dennis Thurman.”

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the accuser claims Thurman got aggressive when she turned down his advances and slapped her. She claims she wasn't injured, but filed the report to prevent future attacks.

So far, no charges have been filed against Thurman.

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FREEDOM    

NOT A GOOD COVER UP. TRY AGAIN!

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE IS NOT THE JUDGE!!

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED!!!

122 days ago
19.

FREEDOM    

THEY DON'T WANT THE FANS TO GO BOO-BOOO-BOOOO!

122 days ago
20.

FREEDOM    

SUCK IT UP JETS.

122 days ago
21.

FREEDOM    

HE WAS SWINGIN ALRIGHT.

122 days ago
22.

FREEDOM    

NOW REX RYAN IS A HERO AND NOT A RACIST.

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

REX IS OBVIOUSLY SAYING THIS NOW. SO IN THE END THERE IS NO RIOTS WHEN THURMAN IS FIRED.

122 days ago
24.

FREEDOM    

THURMAN DRINKK MUCH?

122 days ago
25.

FREEDOM    

P.C. CONTROL!!

122 days ago
26.

FREEDOM    

A POLICE REPORT TELLS NO LIES, LETS SEE IT!!

122 days ago
27.

FREEDOM    

I THOUGHT THIS ONLY HAPPENED IN L.A.

122 days ago
28.

FREEDOM    

HE WON'T BE A REGULAR AT THAT BAR NO MORE.

122 days ago
29.

FREEDOM    

REX RYAN IS SUCH A NICE MAN

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

LIGHTS, CAMERAS, SLAPPIN!!!

122 days ago
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