The New York Jets' star cornerback Darrelle Revis was all ears as he listened to Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha at the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl and you can bet Asomugha's speech went a little something like this:
"I'm getting paid $45.3 million dollars over three years and you're not."
Unfortunately for the Jets and their fans, Asomugha's words resonated in Revis' psyche throughout the off-season as the Jets cornerback threatened to become a hold-out when training camp was set to begin.
As recently as a few weeks ago, Revis went on record as stating he would be at Jets training camp as he did not want a potential holdout to affect his future free-agent status.
Apparently the Jets All-Pro cornerback had a change of heart.
As first reported by the New York Daily News on Sunday morning, Revis will not be in attendance at Jets camp as he sits out on the sidelines, waiting for a new deal.
Revis' agent Neil Schwartz released a statement that read, "We waited until the last possible minute to get something done.... Darrelle won't be there."
When asked by a reporter how long the holdout would last, Schwartz responded with a short-yet deliberate phrase- "Ask the Jets."
As of 5:30pm, Revis was indeed a no-show, officially missing the mandatory camp-reporting deadline.
Looks like things are about to get interesting on Revis Island.
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