When former Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington joined the Ravens recently, he diplomatically avoided wading into the Patriots' DeflateGate controversy.
Not so for ex-Pats cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Revis, who is back with the Jets after a one-year stint with the Patriots, didn't hold back when asked about the Patriots and their checkered history with the rule book.
"(The Patriots) have a history of doing stuff," Revis told the New York Daily News. "You can't hide that.… Tom (Brady) was there when they did that stuff in the past."
Revis told the paper that he was not aware of any shenanigans with the footballs -- the basis for Brady's four-game suspension, the Patriots' $1 million fine and the docking of two draft picks -- but he said there was no denying the Patriots history.
"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."
Revis also said that he doesn't see that the union has much argument over Roger Goodell hearing Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension -- since the collective bargaining agreement that the union signed off on endorses the concept.
Goodell, Revis said, is "the judge, jury and executioner. Everybody signed off on it…. Why didn't we stand up when it was time to stand up? You can talk about it after the fact, but we all agreed to it. So (the union's) got to point the finger back at (the union)."
Then again, now that Revis plays for the Jets, i.e. in the same division as New England, he's probably just fine with Brady's suspension holding tight at four games.