Jets owner: Rex Ryan to return as head coach

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- New York Jets head Coach Rex Ryan will return in 2014, team owner Woody Johnson confirmed Sunday.
James Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' family attends his funeral

James Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' family attends his funeral

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- A funeral Mass is to be held Thursday for the late actor James Gandolfini at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

Tebow wasn't choice of Jets owner

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Trading for quarterback Tim Tebow wasn't New York Jets owner Woody Johnson's idea, as widely assumed, a man who interviewed to head the Jets' front office said.

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Jets hire John Idzik as GM

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The New York Jets announced Friday they had hired John Idzik away from the Seattle Seahawks to be their new general manager.
Jets fire Tannenbaum, retain Rex Ryan

Jets fire Tannenbaum, retain Rex Ryan

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum won't return for the 2013 season but Coach Rex Ryan will be back, the team's chief executive officer said Monday.

Romney chides Obama for '4-4-4' plan

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney joked Wednesday that President Obama's economic plan could be summed up as a 4-4-4 strategy.
Jets, holdout CB Revis not close to deal

Jets, holdout CB Revis not close to deal

CORTLAND, N.Y., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The New York Jets and holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis aren't close to settling their contract dispute, team owner Woody Johnson said Monday.

Two best Jets' seats worth $400,000

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Witnesses say a New York real estate executive bid $400,000 to win the two best Jets seats at the NFL team's new Meadowlands football stadium.
Records: N.Y. team owners backing McCain

Records: N.Y. team owners backing McCain

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Most of the owners of the top New York sport franchises are supporting presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain, campaign records show.

GOP filling $10 million convention gap

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Republican Party officials have only recently found a $10 million shortfall in funding for their upcoming national convention in St. Paul, Minn.

New York tentatively wins Super Bowl

KAPALUA, Hawaii, March 23 (UPI) -- NFL owners voted Wednesday to award the 2010 Super Bowl to New York City as long a proposed $2 billion stadium is built in Manhattan.

Plans announced for Jets stadium

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- The New York Jets and city and state officials announced plans Thursday for a 75,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof on the west side of Manhattan.

Report: Jets to seek New York stadium

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The New York Jets reportedly will move back to New York as part of a plan to build a $1 billion retractable domed stadium on the city's west side.

Jets owner funds lupus research

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- New York Jets owner Woody Johnson wants to make lupus research attractive to the best minds in the life sciences.
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Woody Johnson
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson speaks during a press conference at Weeb Ewbank Hall located on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on January 17, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV (born April 12, 1947) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is a great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I (co-founder of Johnson & Johnson), and the owner of the New York Jets.

Johnson was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His father was Robert Wood Johnson III, president of Johnson & Johnson for four years, and his mother was Betty Wold Johnson. Johnson grew up with four siblings: Keith Johnson, Billy Johnson, Elizabeth "Libet" Johnson, and Christopher Wold Johnson. He graduated from Millbrook School and the University of Arizona.

Johnson became involved in charitable organizations full time in the 1980s. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His family has been affected by both lupus and juvenile diabetes, which motivated Mr. Johnson to take a role in raising funds to prevent, treat, and cure autoimmune diseases. He has led efforts on Capitol Hill and at the National Institutes of Health to increase research funding for lupus, diabetes, and other autoimmune diseases. and personally contributed to causes related to diabetes, after his daughter Casey was diagnosed with the disease. He also started a research foundation, the Alliance for Lupus Research, after his daughter Jaime was found to have lupus.

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