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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: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:44 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

How come Revis didn't reply that he wasn't the only that thinks that obviously since 5 officials or at least 1 or 2 didn't throw a flag on the play. Thats all matters is what the ref thinks anyway on a penalty call, plus marshal was pushing all game and trying to be physical. It could have been called but those two were tangled up all night long and it wasn't called either way. The game could have gone much difference if not for Marshal's drop TD and that pick 6 no doubt, but one no call didn't decide that game. Plus i have Jets defense in FF.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:23 am
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Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:19 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Anyone who sees a penalty on that play for holding either knows nothing about football or just feels like lying.



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Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:14 am
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Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:11 am
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Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:04 am
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Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 2:30 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

It definitely looked like pass intf or at least illegal contact but what do they expect revis to do?  Admit it?  Thats on the refs, they dont call it, then good for him he got away with it.  Guys play a little dirty in all sports, some more than others and its only illegal if the refs say so.  Its called gamesmanship.  Who cares.  Lets move on



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 2:26 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

sounds like a personnel agenda to discredit Revis. non calls happen every play, Marshall after hand fighting Revis down the field broke the wrong way. Let it go or the hate you have will burn you up.



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 2:17 am
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Penalty wasn't Revis' fault. Brandon Marshall was tripping over his own feet and was falling into Revis. Francesca is an idiot.


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