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Monday, April 22, 2013
Darrelle Revis claims Jets lied to him

By James Walker

The blockbuster trade is done, but not the residual feelings.

Star cornerback Darrelle Revis was traded by the New York Jets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the weekend for a first-round pick this year and a conditional third-round pick in 2014. Revis held his introductory news conference with the media in Tampa, but he still had some scathing comments for the Jets.

Revis claims his former team lied about trade talks and pointed the finger at Jets general manager John Idzik. Here is the transcript of Revis' comments Monday from the New York Post:

Revis obviously harbors some ill will with the way things were handled. The Jets certainly were not upfront with the media. They denied trade talks even when various reports stated otherwise. That happens in the NFL. However, the Jets could have been more up front with their former best player.

Expect a very motivated Revis to do all he can to get healthy and play well in Week 1 when the Jets host Tampa Bay at MetLife Stadium.