Oh, Mike Francessa. Oh, Darrelle Revis. This afternoon the Jets cornerback hung up on the WFAN host during a heated exchange over whether or not he comitted pass interference against Brandon Marshall last week. The best part is when the Jets PR person gets on the line to do a little preemptive damage control. The whole Internet's talking about it, so let's listen. It's amazing.
Here's a transcript of the exchange, via:
Darrelle Revis: The rules are very strict, they’re very tough. The refs do a great job, you know, if they see it they’ll throw the flag. If they don’t, they don’t. The game is going so fast so fast out there. But I didn’t mug Brandon Marshall. No, no , no.
Mike Francesa: You have him by … you go back.
DR: No I don’t. I watched the film.
MF: I want you to come in this studio with me when you have a chance …
MF: … and I will donate anything to your best charity if you tell me you don’t have him by the jersey 10 yards down the field.
DR: No. First of all, if you know football and you watch the film you can see he was tripping …
MR: [Laughing loudly]
DR: … and that was the only thing I could do is put my hands [inaudible]. Then when I see the ball, I move him out of the way, push him out of the way to get the interception. That’s not mugging him.
MF: Oh, that’s how you had his jersey. He fell into you.
DR: So you know football, dog?
MF: [Laughing loudly]
DR: You know football or you know how to ask questions?
MF: Hey, you can say whatever you want. You know you can’t touch him like that down the field.
DR: Do you know football or are you good at interviewing?
MF: I’m both.
DR: No, no you’re not. You’re good at one, and I’m good at one.
MF: You’re very good at one, but I know what I’m watching here. You know…
DR: You’re very good at one, too.
MF: You know you can’t touch him like that.
DR: Just keep it at that Mike.
MF: Listen, I will donate whatever you want … if you try to squirm out of this one.
DR: I don’t need no donations. I don’t need no donations, trust me.
MF: You know … hey listen, you can say whatever you want … wait you want to go on the record and say that’s not a penalty.
DR: A penalty? I can say whatever I want to say (voice raised). It’s not a penalty.
MF: Not a penalty?
DR: Did the ref throw the flag?
DR: OK then. It’s not a penalty
MF: He’s not allowed to miss one?
DR: It’s not a penalty. Just like the ref don’t throw the flag when he pushes off of me. I mean this is a game, brother. What are you talking about?
MF: I didn’t say you didn’t get away with one.
DR: There’s a number of things that go on on that field that you have no clue. But you know football.
MF: Wait a second. Aren’t you allowed to get away with one, though?
DR: There’s a whole bunch of things that go on on the field that you have no clue. So, what are you trying to say? Did they throw the flag? No they didn’t.
MF: No, they did not throw a flag.
DR: OK, so the play is the play.
MF: That doesn’t mean you didn’t get away with one.
DR: The play was the play. Actually, the ball was behind him anyway. He was nowhere in sight to catch the ball. So, what are you talking about? The ball was thrown way behind him. I had to move him out of the way to catch the ball.
MF: You are still the only one in the world who doesn’t think that was a penalty including the guys …
DR: I don’t care. I don’t care what everybody thinks. I don’t care what you think. I don’t care.
MF: Listen, I don’t expect you to care. It’s over with.
DR: I watched the film. You good at interviewing. I’m good at what I do. Just leave it at that.
MF: Wait a second, you trying to tell me that just because you’re a corner and I’m not that I can’t say that was a penalty. Now, come on.
DR: Dude, why because you got a radio station?
DR: Because you have an influential voice out here that you can say what you want to say?
MF: Yeah, that’s OK. I’m allowed to have an opinion.
DR: OK. That’s your opinion. Have you ever been out on that field?
MF: That doesn’t matter. That’s not fair.
MF: Hey, did Jon Gruden say that was a penalty?
DR: I don’t care who said it. Jon Gruden, you, whoever. I don’t care.
MF. Wait a second, so no one can have a …
Jared Winley: Darrelle, Darrelle, stop.
MF: Who’s that talking?
JW: This is Jared Winley, from the Jets PR staff.
DR: This is why no one wants to get interviewed by you.
MF: Oh stop. Wait a second. What are you getting on there for?
DR: Whatever, dude.
JW: Darrelle, hang up.
MF: What is he hanging up for?
Hat Tip: Jimmy Trania for bringing to our attention.