The Jets suspended cornerback for being “Absent” from Friday’s preseason game “Without” him first obtaining “Leave.”
Yet, Patterson himself doesn’t understand why anyone considers him AWOL
“There’s no need for concern,” Patterson told Josh Peter of USA Today. “The reports about me going AWOL are totally false. I have my reason for missing those days. I’m not going to go into specifics, but I’ve discussed those reasons with the people I need to discuss them with. But as far as going AWOL, no, that’s totally false.”
“I can’t really go into details about that,” Patterson said. “But just know that I’ve been in the league for 10 years, and no one’s just going to up and leave and just not tell anybody.
“But what I will say is I discussed those reasons with the people I need to discuss them with, and that’s it. And my mind frame is in a great place, always has been and always will be.
“I don’t know where this whole AWOL thing came from. And the media’s really … run with it for whatever reason.”
Perhaps because he went AWOL, and now that he’s back with the Jets, somebody needs to explain to him what that acronym means.