Revis agent calls claim that Tannenbaum offered a meeting with owner a "blatant lie"

NFL_johnson_250.jpgIn the ever-shifting battleground that is the holdout of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, a new front has emerged.

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.

62 responses to “Revis agent calls claim that Tannenbaum offered a meeting with owner a "blatant lie"

  1. Hey Revis, if you and your agent are so damn smart……sit out the rest of your contract…….that will really fix the Jets………lmao

  2. Does anyone else think.. or hope.. that all this has been fabricated to some extent by HBO for the benefit of Hard Knocks and that Revis will show up in a few weeks to add suspense to the show???
    Also… If Revis sits out all year, does his contract essentially start over next year? Will he have 3 years left on his contract each year until he plays?

  3. This drama is fascinating – an on-air meltdown of a franchise. And it gives Jet’s fans a lot of convenient excuses for another failure in January.

  4. woody johnson invented a company that makes baby ass wipes and enema products. raise the prices on those products to pay revis and stop acting like you know sh*t about football. all you know how to do is dispose, clean up and remove sh*t.

  5. I have to believe Shwartz in all this.
    Tannenbaum is used to negotiating in the confines of his office without Woody looking over his shoulder or otherwise playing a role. In all likelihood Tannenbaum NEVER invited Woody to attend. It’s quite apparent that Schwartz wanted Woody to be made aware of the proposal so why would he not want him at the meeting?

  6. You said “told me minutes ago”.
    This has got to be the first time you’ve ever written “me” on this site instead of that bullshit third-person shenanigans. Good work!

  7. You heard it hear first… the rumors last year of Asomugha being traded to the Jets were wrong.. instead, Revis will be traded to the Raiders…. and Revis and Asomugha will play together.. just like everyone speculated that Asomugha wanted out of Oaktown… Instead.. they’ll both be in Silver and Black

  8. ganggreenguido,
    Woody Johnson has no involvement with J&J. He didn’t invent anything. He inherited 2 billion dollars.

  9. I’m with the Jets on this one. Revis got burned by Ted Ginn Jr. No one who has that on his resume deserves top CB money.

  10. certainly not the first lie that scumbag has been caught in. remember when he and mangini couldnt decide whether they were caught taping in foxboro? liar and cheater!!!

  11. a-huh-huh…huh-huh… did somebody just say Johnson? huh-huh…and then Schwartz..huh-huh…huh-huh

  12. tannenbaum has the reputation of a sleazy two faced little prick.go back to the news paper articles from the last few years and research how many times tannenbaum has screwed jet players by offering them the moon and serving them crapola.
    i’ve always been pro management,but this time i side with the player.revis was promised certain things and the jets reneged on the deal. revis has only to look at the way jones,washington and faneca were treated this past year by jets management.for revis,it was an easy lesson,i’m sure.
    also,might i add to the discussion the fact that woody johnson is too stupid to find his way out of phone booth.with the door open..

  13. # BenRapistberger says: August 10, 2010 6:33 PM
    Has any team in recent history treated their players worse?


    I didn’t realize they let retarded people create accounts and post.
    What the hell have the Jets done so badly to Revis you moron?
    The Jets are bounded by the rules of the CBA just like every other team in the league, of course, Mike “the Jet hating putz” Florio doesn’t care, he’s got too much of a hardarm to post any negative Jet news that comes out.
    The Jets have offered Revis 100 million, of course it’s not all guaranteed, the Jets have restrictions due to the CBA, but if anybody out there thinks the Jets don’t realize this, don’t acknowledge Revis as one of their best players and one of the better players in the league, is just effing stupid. The Jets still have a team to build, both short term and long term, one player doesn’t make a team, and the Jets shouldn’t mortgage the future for him, they are doing the right thing.
    Florio can go stick it!

  14. OK let me get this straight……….Tannenbaum offers to show Shwartz his “woody” ……………

  15. I don’t think this would be happening if Peyton Manning had played the whole game vs. the Jets in the final regular season game in 2009. Peyton would have carved that secondary and Revis would not be proclaiming to be the best CB in football. But that’s just my opinion.

  16. Like Revis Said on TV (it’s all about me) His greed is going to mess up his whole life its like T.O on D . No team going to want him seeing all this he still has 3 years left and he thinks he’s god . Sit out your start all over on your contract smart . He need to prove his self for another year to show he’s not a one year fluke

  17. The Jets should have known when Revis was holding out during his rookie contract that he would be a problem down the road.
    Just because the Raiders gave Asomougha 15mil a year doesnt mean the Jets have to. Why is it so hard to honor your contract?
    He was ALL smiles when he signed his rookie contract. Good for the Jets, tell him to eat sh*t and watch. Someone has to buck the trend and not give in to players that have multiple yrs left on there contract.
    I can understand 1 yr left, but not 3.

  18. Mr. Johnson was quite literally too tied up to be at the meeting.
    Rex had him hog tied and was slathering him in bbq sauce……….

  19. Jets should tell him he can sign up for unemployment and let him stand in lines for hours for the 300 to 400 dollars a week he’ll show up real quick

  20. Damn! For a second there I thought the Packers would be in the lead for off-season disasters but this one might take the cake! (Well not if Mike McCarthy is holding on to the cake because then its suicide)

  21. # tom coughlin’s coat holder says: August 10, 2010 6:56 PM
    tannenbaum has the reputation of a sleazy two faced little prick.go back to the news paper articles from the last few years and research how many times tannenbaum has screwed jet players by offering them the moon and serving them crapola.
    i’ve always been pro management,but this time i side with the player.revis was promised certain things and the jets reneged on the deal. revis has only to look at the way jones,washington and faneca were treated this past year by jets management.for revis,it was an easy lesson,i’m sure.
    also,might i add to the discussion the fact that woody johnson is too stupid to find his way out of phone booth.with the door open..

    And what is this based on, besides the voices in your head and your internet muscles and your Giants jersey?
    Who was the player that Tannenbaum reneged on?
    And save the Leon Washington example, because what YOU may know from the media is most likely wrong. The Jets DID offer him a contract, a big contract.
    Who else you got? I’m waiting…

  22. ampats says: August 10, 2010 7:21 PM
    BOOM !!!
    This does not look good Jets fans.

    Of course it doesn’t, you’re a Pats fan.
    Rex will struggle right, we were all told the same thing last year, Rex is nothing without Ngata, Reed, Lewis, and Suggs…
    A TEAM is NOT just ONE player, the Jets DID go out and get another #1 CB in Cromartie and drafted Wilson in the first round.

  23. tony snow…..revis opponent still would of shut down whatever opponent he faced because hes the best corner in the league. terrible opinion, but hey thats yours.
    ampats – revis is gonna play for the jets, prob the rest of his career and unfortunately that means ur QB is gonna have to throw at him the rest of his career as well…i just hope its sooner than later

  24. Who cares? They both can both ride off into the sunset together and make sweet love. All I care about are players in camps working hard, not bs agents and an oblivious athlete.

  25. So when Revis sits out this season the Jets can buy back the last two years for $20M. Kay, now my understanding is that 20M is no longer garaunteed since he’s skipping training camp this season, right?
    So if all that is true is it at all possible to basically hold revis to the original Contract, not have to pay him a cent, and just squat on his rights for the next 3 years??? I mean, is that at all in the realm of possibility? If so I hope the Jets do it at this point! F@CK REVIS!

  26. They should pull all offers and let the fines rack up, then refuse anything the agent brings to the table. Don’t forget to enforce those fines when he eventually returns to camp this year or next.
    People forget how Sean Gilbert played after he got paid. I believe it was espn that said he got debacled by bad juju.

  27. Attention all you Jet-hating morons: The Jets told Revis at the end of last season that they valued him so much that they wanted to tear up his old contract and negotiate a new one. Instead of paying him 1M this year, they wanted to pay him more. That is far different than promising him 15M a year, or matching a totally ridiculous contract that the desperate Raiders gave to their FA CB. Remember, children, that Asomugha had played out his rookie contract and was already under the franchise tag when the Raiders gave him a 3-yr 45M contract. They would have had to pay more to franchise him every year – the Raiders were painted into a corner. Revis still has 3 yrs on his rookie contract – and now 4 since he let the deadline of the 10th pass without reporting. Revis’ only leverage is to not play and not get paid. If you are the Jets, are you seriously gonna fold when you have all the leverage? Revis is in a much different situation than his uncle Gilbert back in 1997. Does he really wanna sit out for a few years during his prime? He may never be the same player once he returns.

  28. this is exactly why the jets are despised among players, coaches and owners across the league. what a lying, cheating trainwreck.

  29. Does anyone know what the over/under is for Rexy calling the jests chances for the playoffs over? Last year was week 14, but I’m thinking this year will be around week 5-6.

  30. What nobody seems to be considering is that the Jets are already paying out over 61% of their revenue to players – about 5% above the league average – and 1% above what the cap would have been this year – had there been one. Where would they get the money to give Revis the kind of contract he wants – and what damage would that have done to the roster.
    Jets will go 11-5 without him – might have gone 12-4 with him – but Woody gets to keep the money and still win the division 🙂

  31. Revis will be released before the start of the season and promptly drive up route 95 to Foxboro,Massachusetts to stick it to the Jets.

  32. yeah koa that sounds just about right. WRONG.
    being that ur team shouldnt even play the reg season out because we all know they arent going to make the playoffs and if they were to…well they would take their usual first round embarassment and boot right out.

  33. Man, I can’t wait to see the Jets and the Chargers go 8-8 this year because they refuse to pay their players.

  34. Na, he would be traded way before that would happen… I’m just pissed and venting. Forgive me I need more midol…

  35. Oh, this is getting ugly… look at your owner. What a dork.
    Guess that whatever Wrecks says you lemmings blindly listen too. Any lie told long enough seems true at one point… at least to you all.
    Funny how insecure the jests and their inbred fan base are.

  36. 13-3…and a berth in the Superbowl.
    With Revis…15-1….and a Superbowl win.
    either way….The Jets are the best team in the league.

  37. Since when the Jets are despised across the league?
    Kevin are you sure you are not talking about the pats?
    Since they the only team in history of the NFL to be caught cheating.

  38. shingo says:
    August 10, 2010 9:00 PM
    13-3…and a berth in the Superbowl.
    With Revis…15-1….and a Superbowl win.
    either way….The Jets are the best team in the league.
    —-
    That’s hilarious. Do you have anymore? The Jets were essentially an 8-8 team last year with Revis at the top of his game. Please explain how they got 7 games better. Good luck.

  39. HellRelle24 says:
    August 10, 2010 8:47 PM
    yeah koa that sounds just about right. WRONG.
    being that ur team shouldnt even play the reg season out because we all know they arent going to make the playoffs and if they were to…well they would take their usual first round embarassment and boot right out.
    —-
    You have a short memory. The previous year Miami knocked the Jets out of the playoffs in their own house. In regards to postseason performance, when the Jets get anywhere near Miami’s postseason level of success, feel free to talk, until then, you don’t have anything to say.

  40. Papi, you are wrong, the jets were caught… they just lied about it. they were actually caught in foxboro, the very game before the Pats. also, other teams have been caught cheating… the 49ers, salary cap cheats to win, the broncos cheated the salary cap to win, the dolphins cheated by purchasing audio of Brady’s cadences and audibles…. so, anyway, you are wrong. it would seem hiring a liberal arts major to tape something in plain view of 70,000 people is without question the least of the offenses listed.

  41. The NFL was fully aware of what the Dolphins did, and no accusations were levied or fines assesed, as the team did not break any rules in existence at the time. They merely gained a competitive advantage, as did the Patriots with their “liberal arts major”. The difference being that he was used in a way that was specifically outlawed by Goodell, right or wrong.

  42. Doesn’t Revis have 3 years left on his current contract? Then why should the Jets do anything?

  43. Neil Schwartz is also the agent for Vincent Jackson – another holdout. Owners should unofficially blackball agents like this who disrupt teams and players with their greed. My gut tells me that if Revis plays this season at all, he will disappoint. For all the hype, remember that Revis only had 6 INTs and 53 tackles last season. That’s not a lot for the self-proclaimed ‘leagues best’.

  44. Three things certain in life: death, taxes, and Patsie fans whining on the internet. The best Panic Room to visit is BDC after a Patriot lost. The fans wanna skewer everyone on the team.

  45. Dan Mateus says:
    August 10, 2010 8:44 PM
    Revis will be released before the start of the season and promptly drive up route 95 to Foxboro,Massachusett s to stick it to the Jets.
    ——————————————-
    Gotta disagree Dan. He would probably head South because he knows Rexy is obsessed with beating the Fins but will never be able to do it. Of course, he probably realizes he can’t beat the Pats now Brady is pretty much healed either.

  46. Sure HellRelle24, but don’t the jests think that about EVERY team? Why play the season and just hand the trophy to them and call it a day? You jests fans are just way too funny. Hope you can make it here after week three.

  47. baronzeus says:
    August 10, 2010 9:46 PM
    “With Revis…15-1….and a Superbowl win.”
    Did the Jets pick up Peyton Manning too?
    ——————————————
    What? Did Peyton age 20 years overnight? We all know the jests only go after washed up over-the-hill players.

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