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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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BLUE UGLY 💩    

yes he would, I saw him do it

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE STILL HAS TO FACE A JUDGE!!!!

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE DID!!!

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THEN WHY DID HE SLAP HER???????????

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

REX RYAN WAS NOT THERE HOLDING HIS SWINGING HAND.

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

WHEN EVERTHING IS HASHED OUT IN COURT REX, YOU'LL BE A LOOSER.

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

REX RYAN SAYS, I WASN'T THERE I DON'T KNOW!

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

MUST NOT LOOK TO GOOD, IF REX RYAN HAS TO COME TO HIS DEFENSE.

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

WHAT DOES REX KNOW!!

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

POOR THURMAN NEEDS ALL THE HELP HE CAN GET.

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THURMAN WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

DON'T SLAP WOMEN, ITS THAT SIMPLE.

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

YOU BELIEVE A WHITE GUY?????

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE IS TRYING TO SWAY PEOPLE.

122 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THURMAN NEEDS ALL THE HELP HE CAN GET. THIS ISN'T MUCH.

122 days ago
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