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Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Posted on: October 21, 2011 5:14 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s the non-penalty call that just won’t go away, and Darrelle Revis is still being asked questions about it. Until, you know, he hangs up on his interviewer on the advice of his PR man.

If you watched last Monday night’s game between the Jets and the Dolphins, you saw Miami quarterback Matt Moore hit Revis in the numbers before Revis took the pick-6 100 yards to the opposite end zone.

And ESPN made sure to air plenty of replays before Moore released the ball that showed Revis and Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall making contact with each other, Marshall falling to the turf and Revis making the easy interception.

Analyst Jon Gruden immediately (and repeatedly) said a pass interference penalty should have been called, and at the time, I also thought it was evident there was some illegal contact.

Judge for yourself:



Revis has been adamant that he didn’t interfere with Marshall, and today on the Mike Francesa radio show on WFAN in New York, Revis got mad enough where Jets PR decided it was best if he just end the interview immediately and hang up the phone.

See the interview below (it gets heated about the 5:00 mark):



From the very beginning of the interview, after Francesa, when introducing his guest, said Revis was the only member of the Jets organization who liked him, Francesa asked him about the Marshall play. “You mugged him, didn’t you?” Francesa almost immediately said. “Said Revis: “That’s what’s everybody thinks.” Later, he said, “I did not mug Brandon Marshall.”

They moved on to other topics for a few minutes, but the conversation was steered back to the Marshall non-penalty.

Revis explained that Marshall was tripping, and Francesa laughed at the notion, asking how Marshall’s jersey wound up in Revis’ hand. Even though Revis brought up the always-stupid “Do you know football?” thing and the conversation seemed somewhat joking, it then got heated.

From part of the transcript (via CBS New York):
“You are still the only one in the world who doesn’t think that was a penalty,” said Francesa.

“I don’t care!” said Revis, who was on the verge of getting very upset. “I don’t care what everybody thinks! I don’t care what you think, I don’t care what the whole world thinks."

“You’re good at interviewing,” he said.  “I’m good at what I do. Just leave it at that!”

As Revis’ voice rose, Jets PR man Jared Winley instructed Revis to hang up the phone, and, though Francesa was shocked by the intrusion, Revis did exactly that.

Later, Winley apologized, saying in a statement (via the New York Daily News):"In my judgement (sic), given the tone of the interview, I should have asked Mike to move on to another topic, instead of instructing Darrelle to hang up the phone. That was an error on my part. I've called Mike's producer and I apologized."

All in all, not a good day for anybody involved in the interview. Except, of course, for Mike Francesa.

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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:13 am
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Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:06 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Brienne says,

"OR MSU BEING UNDEFEATED AND NOT EVEN IN THE TOP TEN"

Do you REALLY have ND listed as a favorite and don't know that they beat us this year?  From now on, anything you say will be considered nonsense.  You always came across as an arrogant internet tough guy, but your facts always seemed correct (at least, I assumed the Yankee stuff was true so I didn't bother to check).  Now I find out you don't know what you're talking about.  If you don't even follow sports, why are you on a sports site? 

And it's didn't (not didnt), not to mention the reason why people use capitalization at the start of sentences is to warn the reader that a new thought is on it's way.  Maybe you should change your favorite to Syracuse.  Go Orange!

Went to college...

And Clemons changed his name, now that he's in the witness protection program.  Maybe he could join the Irish muscle.  What were they called?  The Leprechauns?  Maybe they're the Fighting Irish.  Or the Trojans.


brian8ball
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Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:31 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Bri-Bri says,


"And going to Foxboro and beating the Pats to get to The Afc Championship game is huge"

Only to you.  How's that Super Bowl t-shirt holding up?  Blow the championship a few more times and you'll be like Buffalo.  No wait, that was the Super Bowl.

PS  Did you see the end of the MSU game?  If not, check out sportscenter.  The highlights are on right after the report about Giambi and Clemons getting drunk ON THE BENCH during a Yanks game.  Talk about trailer trash.  No Yankee should ever be able to put down the Red Sox with the embarrassment that has been the Yankees.  See, you are proud of them for winning the AL East (lose in the first round of the playoffs much?), while the rest of the country laughs at their wasting of money and what a group of roided up losers have donned the pinstripes.  I guess the stripes were designed to make the Babe look less like Ruth Westheimer and more like an athlete.  And speaking of drug addicted alcoholics, why wouldn't the stadium be the house that Ruth built?  Hilarious.  Good to talk to you again, Brienne.  Try to read this all the way through before you report it and get it deleted again. 

I see Syracuse won.  At least one team from New York didn't lose.  Even the sports talk guys are losers. 

Went to college...


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Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Analyst Jon Gruden immediately (and repeatedly) said a pass interference penalty should have been called,
Wow, Gruden said it was a penalty. He's not too over the top. "This guys" the best, "that guys the best", everyone is the best at their position to Gruden.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

That should say, Revis doesn't alter Marshall's route.


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