The tension between the New York Jets and Darrelle Revis continued one day after the team agreed to ship the shutdown corner to Tampa. While doing the rounds with the media on Monday, the four-time Pro Bowl selection told a few New York reporters that he was lied to be his former team.
"You don't want to be dangling information or giving you false information. Just tell the truth. I feel like I haven't gotten the truth. Anybody who tells you to your face 'You're going to be a Jet,' but what's the truth out of it?" Revis told the New York Post, New York Daily News and Newsday. "I know it's a lie. Not on my part."
As rumors swirled back in February about the Gang Green potentially dealing its star cornerback, Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan addressed the situation, telling reporters at the scouting combine that the team still wanted to keep Revis.
"With respect to clarity, I don't know that anything has really changed because we really have always wanted Darrelle to be a part of our team. That has not changed," Idzik said, via the Associated Press. "I think there's been rumors or stories published and it's really hard for me or anybody in our organization to speculate and answer to all the rumors or stories that we hear. With respect to Darrelle, we have always wanted him to be a part of the New York Jets."
The Jets relocated Revis Island to Tampa Bay on Sunday in exchange for the 13th overall pick in this year's draft as well as a conditional pick in the 2014 draft. Revis, who missed most of the 2012 season with a knee injury, then agreed to a six-year deal worth $96 million with no guaranteed money.