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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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Comments

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 6:54 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Francesca is a jerk. Its typical of him, that discussion already covered that yet he wouldn't let it go.
I was at that game, watched that matchup all game, it looked like WWIII out there, I'd bet calls could have gone either way against either one of them. Bottom line is that the refs called nothing, and thats it. Talking endlessly about it is kind of lame....things like that happen EVERY game. Maybe we should talk endlessly about why a Dolphin reciever on the way to the end zone inexplicably steps out of bounds. That must have been Revis again, huh? 



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 6:22 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Forget the play, everyone has opinions, jets would have won either way. The sad part of this board and many like it how they expose the kind of people we are stuck on this planet with. One guy wants another guys mother to die a slow death because he made comments about the patriots? Guys who will never ever meet calling each other out to fight? The Internet is very useful and obviously not going away, but the biggest downside is that it confirms that so any among us are deeply disturbed. I'm glad I stumbled on this thread because it has finally made me realize I should not be wasting any more time reading or posting.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 6:16 am
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Posted on: October 22, 2011 5:57 am
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Posted on: October 22, 2011 5:51 am
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Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 5:49 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Hey brian8ball, First of all, you speak of all the success that Rex Ryan has had the past few years....Have they won a superbowl???  Nope.  Success is winning a championship, not beating the Patriots and then getting knocked out in AFC Championship game....Rex is a big mouth who can't back up his words...He's an average coach who I personally think is overated!I'll take Bellichick over Rex anyday!  The Jets are in a downward spiral this season and it's comical to watch.  Their offense is pathetic and Sanchez will never be a big time QB nor will that bag of ot air, Rex Ryan win a superbowl....I love how Jet fans talk so much crap but their team has not played in a superbowl in 43 YEARS!!!! 



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 5:40 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

You can call it whatever you want, but at the 40 second mark of that video you can see Revis's hand gripping the back of Brandon Marshall's shirt and pulling down in the middle of the number 18.  It is also past 5 yards from the line of scirmmage.  The yank down clearly pulls Brandon down and to the right and middle of the field while Revis goes to the left and picks off the ball.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 4:31 am
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Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:52 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

That just wrong to talk about his mom like that dude and i agree with brian8ball that no body that could actually fights talk crap on a message board. Call could have gone either way, Marshal lowered his shoulder to run over revis and he backed up real quick to avoid the contact and MVP Moore threw it about 5 feet behind BM right to Revis. Why didn't anyone tackle him anyway as he was running around all the dolphins players?


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