Jets to pay back lost lockout wages

Woody Johnson.

Jets owner Woody Johnson announced yesterday he would pay back all wages employees lost to the lockout immediately.

The Jets cut salaries of all their employees by 25 percent when the lockout officially began — including general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan.

Johnson said at the time he would pay back the money if the regular season began on time.
“At the beginning, we realized that asking people to take 25 percent pay cuts at this time would be a tremendous hardship. It was a shared sacrifice in a period where we had unknown financial conditions,” Johnson said. “I don’t think anybody was happy about it.”

The Miami Dolphins have announced they will do the same. 



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