10.21.11

Of All The Nerve(s) : Revis Leaves Francesa Hanging On The Telephone

Posted in Gridiron, Sports Radio at 5:23 pm by

With apologies to Jack Lee for the above headline, the hard-hitting interview tactics of New York’s #1 rated afternoon sports yackmeister, WFAN’s Mike Francesca, found considerable disfavor with J-E-R-K-S CB Darrelle Revis and a suddenly famous member of Gang Green’s media relations department. From the New York Daily News’ Kevin Armstrong :

Jared Winley, the director of public relations, told Revis to hang up on Francesa when the radio host repeatedly questioned Revis about the non-penalty after a play last Monday against Miami. On the play, Revis intercepted a pass by quarterback Matt Moore that was intended for wideout Brandon Marshall, and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown. Marshall stumbled during his route, and Revis seemed to grab him. No flag was thrown.

Francesa said the All-Pro cornerback was “the only one in the world who doesn’t” see the play as a penalty. Francesa also said he would donate to the charity of Revis’s choice if the cornerback was right.

“I can say whatever I want to say,” Revis said. “It’s not a penalty.”

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