Although you are incorrect about the final game in 97 (O'Donnell actually did the right thing; the refs stopped the playclock and warned the fans that the next time it would be a 5 yard penalty)
Yes the refs stopped the clock and warned the fans. My college roomate and I, who was as much a jet fan as me, were feeling embarrased about the ridiculous nature of the situation. There we were last game of the season needing that win to make the playoffs and Odonnel wouldnt, couldnt, snap the ball. We both thought he was a female genitalia. After that series Tuna did bench him and put in Ray Lucas. The only analysis you can draw from this is that Tuna thought Odonnel was a female genitalia also after what just transpired.