Darrelle Revis is not a happy man right now.
Yes he makes $1 million a game, but he’s still on a 1-8 Buccaneers team, and he has fans of his former team harassing him on a daily basis.
Fresh off the Buccaneers victory over the Dolphins on Monday Night Football, Revis addressed those bitter Jets fans, and according to the New York Post, lashed out at those who have harassed and threatened him via Twitter since his trade to Tampa in April.
“I get harassed every day on Twitter [by Jets fans], and I barely even tweet. And you just get tired of it,” Revis said after Tampa Bay’s 22-19 victory over the Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium.
“You’ve got to have a backbone, because guys are saying, ‘F–k you!’ and ‘I want to kill you!’ It’s crazy, but I’ve been getting death threats from them since my first holdout [in 2010]. It’s just bitter Jets fans.”
The breaking point, Revis said, came after Jets fans took Twitter to brag about their team being 5-4, and asking if Revis would trade the $16 million salary for a winning record.
Revis of course made the famous quote that he’d rather be winless with $16 million, than play for the Jets.
Revis says he doesn’t regret the tweet or his decision to seek a trade, and that “the only people who are bitter or regretful in this situation are Jets fans.”
“They’re still not over the fact that I’m not there no more, and they give me crap all the time on Twitter,” Revis said. “If they would understand the business of it and understand what happened, then maybe they would know and maybe they would quit trying to point the finger at me. That’s where it is.”
Revis said the New York media blew the tweet “out of proportion,” but he stands behind every word — even with the Buccaneers 1-8 and going nowhere.
“I said what I said, and I meant it — to that particular person,” Revis said. “It don’t have to be toward the New York Jets or nothing. They’re trying to say I’m money hungry, but I’m not really concerned about that. I used to play in New York, so I’m used to getting booed. I’m a pro about that, and that’s nothing I’m concerned about.”