Judgments have been handed down in the dueling tampering charges fired off by the New England Patriots and New York Jets involving Darrelle Revis.
The NFL informed the Jets on Tuesday they have been fined $100,000 for comments by team owner Woody Johnson while Revis was still a member of the Patriots, according to a source advised of the decision. The NFL will not fine the Patriots, whom the Jets charged with tampering after team owner Robert Kraft commented on Revis' decision to re-sign with the Jets on the first day of free agency.
The saga started when Johnson stated during a late December news conference that he would "love for Darrelle to come back" to New York. Johnson later said he "misspoke" and called Kraft to emphasize he would "never interfere in the contractual relationship of a player with another team."
At the NFL Annual Meeting in March, Kraft told reporters he was "sorry" Revis left the Patriots and explained how he wished the corner was still with the team. Those comments prompted a tampering charge from the Jets.
Tuesday's decision ends one of the stranger chapters in the long-simmering rivalry between the two AFC East teams.
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