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Rex Ryan advised Chris Christie on weight-loss surgery

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Attends Groundbreaking Event In Newark

NEWARK, NJ - MAY 7: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears at a groundbreaking ceremony at Essex County Community College on May 7, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Christie recently disclosed that he underwent a surgical procedure for weight loss in February 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Jets coach Rex Ryan has spoken publicly about having lap band surgery, which he says helped him lose more than 100 pounds. Ryan also spoke privately to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie about the procedure.

Christie revealed this week that he had the surgery in February, and he told Brian Williams of NBC News that Ryan was one of the people he consulted before making his decision.

One of Ryan’s most-quoted comments was the colorful and profane way he implored his players to go get a snack. But Christie cites another Ryan quote: “Listen to the band.”

Listening to the band worked for Ryan, and Christie says it’s working for him.