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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    

HE SLAPPED A WOMEN, SO PATHETIC!!!

122 days ago
32.

FREEDOM    

NEVER SAY NEVER!!!

122 days ago
33.

FREEDOM    

DID HE HAVE TO CALL A SOBER CAB!!!

122 days ago
34.

FREEDOM    

HE HAS NO BALLS.

122 days ago
35.

FREEDOM    

*****S CAN'T HANDLE REJECTION.

122 days ago
36.

FREEDOM    

WHERE'S THE BLACK MEN TO HIS DEFENSE.

122 days ago
37.

FREEDOM    

SO FAR FROM THE TRUTH.

122 days ago
38.

FREEDOM    

THE DEFENSE OFFENDED.

122 days ago
39.

FREEDOM    

A REPORT FILED TO PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS.

122 days ago
40.

FREEDOM    

SHE IS BEING BRIBED TO TAKE A PAYOFF.

122 days ago
41.

FREEDOM    

JUST A MINOR SCANDAL.THURMAN.

122 days ago
42.

FREEDOM    

O.J. IS QUITE IMPRESSIONABLE ON PEOPLE.

122 days ago
43.

FREEDOM    

FORGET THE SUPERBOWL.

122 days ago
44.

FREEDOM    

TWO UGLY MEN ON THE DEFENSE.

122 days ago
45.

FREEDOM    

FOOLS ONLY SLAP.

122 days ago
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