Did the Jets offer a meeting with owner Woody Johnson?
On 1050 ESPN earlier today, Johnson said that the Jets, presumably through G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, offered to bring Johnson to Friday’s meeting with Revis’ agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod.
“We asked, through his agents, whether he wanted me at that last meeting on Friday, which I would have gone up to . . . [and] we were rebuffed on that,” Johnson told Michael Kay.
Schwartz claims that an offer never was made. In strong terms.
“It’s a blatant lie,” Schwartz told me by phone moments ago. “Not that Mr. Johnson is lying, but his information is incorrect. I’ve never rejected an opportunity to meet with Mr. Johnson. Why would I have said, ‘No, don’t bring Mr. Johnson’?
“I wanted Mr. Johnson’s input,” Schwartz added. “I thought I addressed all his issues and concerns in that proposal. I will meet with Mr. Johnson anywhere. It will be an honor and a privilege to meet with him.”
So there you have it. Though we’re not sure how it turns out, the folks at HBO surely are rubbing their palms together right now as they wait for all the new subscribers who’ll be purchasing the pay channel before Wednesday night’s premiere of Hard Knocks.