NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per a source close to the player, that Revis overslept Tuesday and would have been late to his 7:30 a.m. ET meeting, so he was not told not to show. Per team policy, if you are late you are sent home.
Revis later returned to the facility, was contrite, and then he and Belichick moved past it, per Rapoport.
When asked by reporters following Wednesday's practice why he missed Tuesday's session, Revis replied it was, "Between me and coach. Talk to him about it."
A source close to Revis told Volin the cornerback accepted responsibility for his actions and understood that the rules apply to all, even the star players.
"The message was definitely sent. The rules apply to everybody," a source said.
Disciplining players for arriving late is nothing new for Belichick.