Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
Jets owner Woody Johnson moved one step closer to becoming the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, as his confirmation hearing occurred yesterday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. There was a lighthearted moment when Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong Dolphins fan, said "support for your nomination due to you relationship with the New York Jets is painful and difficult, but I'm willing to do it for the good of the country." Continuing his AFC East theme, Rubio told Johnson, "I think you and I agree the country would be well-served if a certain Thomas Brady were nominated ambassador to Brazil. Perhaps that could be arranged before September of this year." Brady is married to the Brazilian-born Gisele Bundchen.