“I can’t [guarantee] reporting on time,” said Revis, 26, who will be fined $30,000 per day if he isn’t in Cortland for the start of training camp July 26. “I don’t know. I don’t know if I am or if I’m not.”
Revis, who the Jets selected out of the University of Pittsburgh with the 14th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, refused to report to camp for 20 days as a rookie over a contract squabble and then once more declined to join his teammates until receiving a “band-aid” four-year deal worth $32 million a week before kickoff in September 2010.
Revis’ insatiable greed, he actually trademarked the phrase “Revis Island” like the glutton for money he is, caused rustiness that led to a strained hamstring in the second game of that season that lingered throughout the autumn.
Football is a collision sport and there is no telling when a career-ending injury could occur on the gridiron.
Hence, it’s entirely understandable that a football player would want to amass as much cash as possible.
Nevertheless, Revis, a three-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler, has become infuriating, and nauseating, in five brief years in the swamps of Jersey.
In an episode of the renowned HBO drama series The Wire, bloodthirsty drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield casually instructed a soldier to decide whether or not to murder a dope fiend simply by saying, “Do it or don’t. But, I got some place to be.”
The 2009 AFC Defensive Player of the Year should, “do it or don’t.”
If Darrelle Revis again “can’t [guarantee] reporting on time,” it’s moot because the Jets “got some place to be” without him.by