Darrelle Revis feels no sympathy for Patriots or Tom Brady
Apparently when you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet for life.
Because even though he ducked out of town and won a Super Bowl with Tom Brady and the Patriots, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said he’s not losing any sleep over Brady’s four-game suspension.
“Everybody’s blowing it up because it is Tom Brady,” Revis told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “I understand that. But if [the NFL] feels he did the crime or he did something and they want to penalize them, then that’s that.
"[The Patriots] have a history of doing stuff. You can’t hide that, . . . Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past.”
The recidivism was noted when the league doled out its punishment for #DeflateGate, hitting the Patriots for $1 million and a first- and a fourth-round pick, with the lingering memory of Spygate (back before we had hashtags) mentioned specifically in the league release.
Revis said he wasn’t aware of any PSI shenanigans, but said the franchise’s history had to have been a factor.
“New England’s been doing stuff in the past and getting in trouble,” Revis said. “When stuff repeatedly happens, then that’s it. I don’t know what else to tell you. Stuff repeatedly happened through the years. You got SpyGate, you got this and that and everything else. Obviously in those situations in the past, they had the evidence. So they did what they needed to do.”
And just because Brady’s been one of the league’s poster boys for years, Revis said he didn’t feel like that had any influence, and didn’t know whether that would change the perception that Brady cheated.
“I don’t know,” Revis said. “I don’t care. It doesn’t matter. If people want to judge him as a cheater, that’s their opinion.”
So while even though he respects Brady, and Brady helped him get the ring he never won with the Jets or Buccaneers, that doesn’t merit him special treatment now.