Rex Ryan might appear to be everywhere these days, but it's the whereabouts of the ubiquitous Jets coach during a few days in July that has attracted the NFL's interest.
An unnamed NFL team has filed a complaint with the league concerning an offseason camp coordinated by Mark Sanchez. At question is whether Ryan and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer violated offseason training rules with their presence at several sessions of what was called "Jets Camp West."
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined comment on the inquiry, and a Jets spokesman said, "The league is reviewing this matter and has our full cooperation."
ESPN originally reported the investigation.
There was nothing secretive about the July summit.
Schottenheimer has said he was happy to see his quarterback take the initiative in working with his offense in a setting away from the team's practice facilities in Florham Park, N.J. The workouts were held in Mission Viejo, Calif., at Sanchez's high school. Eight players, including receivers Santonio Holmes, Jerricho Cotchery, Larry Taylor, and David Clowney, tight end Dustin Keller and quarterback Kevin O'Connell, participated.
Ryan and Schottenheimer also attended Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities in nearby Anaheim.
A league response could range from a warning to a fine to forfeiture of a draft pick or picks. The number of organized practices could also be reduced.