A fairly slow Sunday afternoon has been spiced up by a Twitter conflict regarding the question of whether the Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis are close to getting a deal done.
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Revis failed to show up for the start of training camp three weeks ago.
It all started with a tweet from Tim Cowlishaw, a sports writer who doesn’t focus on football and who has become best known for his work on ESPN’s Around The Horn. In a message with the tone that we’re used to seeing from the OCNN, Cowlishaw writes, “Revis and Jets announce new deal, probably Wednesday. You heard it here first. ‘Inside information!'”
In a follow up, Cowlishaw writes, “I was told they will announce it this week, not [definitely] Wednesday but probably Wednesday. This person has never been wrong.”
But there’s a first time for everything. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News writes that the team and Revis “have no plans” to announce a contract this week. Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that she has “confirmed” that the Cowlishaw tweet isn’t true.
It remains to be seen how this one plays out. Rosenthal thinks Cowlishaw’s Twitter account may have been hacked. I think that Cowlishaw simply wants a little attention, given that everyone has been talking about one of his ATH colleagues.