Criminal charges means Jets could wait to cut Revis

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Before cornerback Darrelle Revis had four felony charges filed against him, the Jets faced the question of whether they would pay Revis $6 million to not play for the team in 2017 or $15 million to remain on the roster for the next season. Now, the Jets may have six million reasons to let things play out.

Depending on the precise language of his contract, a suspension under the Personal Conduct Policy could void the $6 million, allowing the Jets to cut Revis with no further financial obligation. One factor influencing the decision will be whether the NFL places Revis on leave pending the resolution of any investigation and discipline, since participation by Revis in the offseason program entails risk of a season-ending injury that would make the $15 million fully guaranteed, minus the amount of any unpaid suspension that could be eventually imposed.

If Revis is cut before a suspension is imposed, he’ll get the $6 million regardless of what transpires.

No matter how it plays out, the Jets’ business decisions regarding Revis have now become more complicated, in a way that could help the Jets end their relationship with Revis and avoid the final $6 million of the $39 million in fully-guaranteed money he received in 2015.

12 responses to “Criminal charges means Jets could wait to cut Revis

  1. Unfortunately Since He’s Not A Patriot Gingerhead Won’t Do Sqaut About It As Usual It Will Be Swept Under The Rug Like The Coward Roger Truly Is

  2. This story is a pittsburgh story:

    1) accurately highlights the low character that festers within pittsburgh athletes

    2) accurately highlights pittsburgh’s sad, alcoholic fanbase who talk loud… but… can’t back it up

  3. So Woody can just get on the phone with Roger, since his appointment as ambassador is taking a while, and let Roger know what punishment the team desires. Then Roger will punish revis based on woody’s recommendation so that the jets come out of this the best way possible…

  4. LOL!

    If the Pats waited to cut Hernandez, they would have been strung up.

    Balt backs Ray Ray, Pitt backs Rapelisburger and now NYJs don’t want to cut Revis for selfish reasons, lacking principle, and somehow it’s just dandy that these fraud franchises get away with stuff like this, while the Pats do the right thing and get railed for it.

    Oh, the hypocrisy!

    To sit back and watch the hypocrisy continue on the heels of a 5th ring in the cap era….The joy of it!

  5. Is it just me or are these contracts ridiculously complicated???

    If the guy is charged for a felony, much less FOUR felonies, the team should have no obligation to pay him anything. Now, if he is found not guilty, they should put him back on the roster and pay him including his back pay.

    Now, if they let him workout, I can just see him, about 5 minutes after they start, falling on the ground hollering at his hamstring or something making them pay his entire salary of $15 mill.

  6. My main complaint against cap rules is that a cap is supposed to enforce parity but, if all teams are then (roughly) similar, the allowed manipulations seem to encourage a team into boom & bust, mortgaging their cap-futures to buy talent for the present.

    And if Jets are allowed to save $6M, this means they not only tampered a player (and got off lightly, despite The Woody also spuriously counter-claiming against the Pats), but now don’t have to pay the full price that enabled them to tamper in the first place – in short, they get a rebate on their crime!

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