New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis received death threats when he held out from training camp in 2010, so he is confident he can handle any fallout from fans over another possible holdout this summer, he told the New York Daily News' Gary Myers.
"I don’t know if you looked at my Twitter,” he told Myers. “I was getting death threats and everything. I’m getting stuff now on Twitter."
Pro Football Talk reported that Revis recently responded to one negative tweet from a fan by responding, "shut up".
Revis ended his holdout in 2010 after getting a frontloaded four-year deal. He made $32.5 million over the first two years but is now scheduled to make only $13.5 million over the final two. He wants the deal renegotiated again and has said he is unsure if he will report to training camp on time.
Myers reports that as part of the contract, if Revis holds out again, the Jets can extend the deal for three more seasons at a reasonable cost. But if Revis finishes the contract, the team cannot use its franchise tag on him. He needs to weigh his options and decide his best plan of action. He does not seem worried about the Jets' reaction. “I’m a corporation, too,” he said.