Posted by Mike Florio on October 21, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT
Earlier today, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was being interviewed by Mike Francesa of WFAN. Francesa was pushing Revis on the question of whether he committed pass interference on the pass he intercepted and returned 100 yards for a touchdown against the Dolphins on Monday night.
Eventually, Jets P.R. intervened and advised Revis to hang up.
Jets director of public relations Jared Winley has issued the following statement on the matter, a copy of which was forwarded to PFT: “In my judgment, given the tone of the interview, I should have asked Mike to move on to another topic, instead of instructing Darrelle to hang up the phone. That was an error on my part. I’ve called Mike’s producer and I apologized.”
We respect the Jets for taking this position, even though plenty of people have opined via Twitter and elsewhere that the move was justified.