EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Darrelle Revis isn’t holding a grudge against WFAN radio host Mike Francesa, but after the Jets beat the Chargers, Revis didn’t exactly bury the hatchet.
“This is not nothing personal,” Revis said. “I just felt that we shouldn’t have been talking about that in the first place because it was Friday, I’m trying to get ready for San Diego but he brought it up. I stood my ground he stood his.”
Francesa pressed Revis repeatedly about a pass interference non-call in a game against Miami.
“You are still the only one in the world who doesn’t think that was a penalty,” said Francesa.
Revis, who is in fact not the only one who agreed with the officials on the call, made his point several times before becoming frustrated and hanging up the phone as instructed by Jets public relations employee Jared Winley.
Winley later called the station to apologize. Asked if he wished he could have continued the debate, Revis deferred.
“That wasn’t my call,” Revis said. “Jets PR told me to get off the phone.”
Francesa, whose radio station broadcasts Giants games, has been critical of the Jets and coach Rex Ryan in the past. The team and host have not had a particularly warm relationship. Revis was also asked if he would ever go on the air with Francesa again.
“I don’t know,” Revis said. “We’ll have to see what happens in the future with that.”
Revis said the interaction on the airwaves Friday was blown out of proportion, and that he doesn’t have a problem with Francesa.
“I felt a certain way he felt a certain way and that’s what it was. I don’t dislike Mike, he knows my agent very well. He had his opinion I had mine.”