Darrelle Revis: ‘I Don’t Dislike’ Mike Francesa, Hang-Up Blown ‘Out Of Proportion’
NEW YORK (WFAN) — It was the hang-up heard ’round the Tri-State area — and then the nation.
Moments after Jets media relations director Jared Winley instructed Darrelle Revis to end his interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, sports fans were going wild tweeting the news.
Shortly thereafter it was all over the web.
By late Friday afternoon, Revis’ shocking dial tone treatment was everywhere.
“I felt a certain way, he felt a certain way and that’s what it was,” the cornerback explained after the Jets’ 27-21 win over San Diego. “I don’t dislike Mike, he knows my agent very well. He had his opinion, I had mine.”
During a heated debate over Revis’ controversial 100-yard interception return for a touchdown against Miami, Winley jumped on the call. He identified himself to Francesa and shortly afterward told the All-Pro to hang up.
Listen: Revis hangs up on Francesa
“That wasn’t my call,” Revis said. “Jets PR told me to get off the phone.”
Francesa later announced on-air that Winley called to apologize.
Apology accepted. No harm, no foul.
On Sunday, Revis insisted it was “nothing personal.”
“I just felt we shouldn’t have been talking about that in the first place because it was Friday, and I’m trying to get ready for San Diego,” he said. “But he brought it up. I stood my ground he stood his.”
Revis didn’t say he would go back on air with Francesa — but he didn’t rule it out, either.
“We’ll see what happens in the future,” said Revis. “Like I said, I don’t dislike Mike. It kind of blew out of proportion.”
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