Yesterday, Robert Kraft had some words to say about Darrelle Revis.
Robert Kraft on Revis: "The fan in me wishes he was still with us." #nyj
Kraft on Revis: "We made a very competitive offer...We wanted to keep him and we wanted him in our system." #nyj
Kraft on Revis returning to Jets: "I think he feels a great commitment there. So we understand him going back." #nyj
This technically constitutes tampering. Teams cannot comment on a player under contract by another team. Of course, it's completely harmless and doesn't actually do anything, but considering the New England Patriots recently filed tampering charges against Woody Johnson for commenting about, guess who, Darrelle Revis, while they had his rights, this is fair game.
Jets have filed tampering charges against Patriots based on Robert Kraft's Monday comments about Darrelle Revis, per league source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 25, 2015
It's basically a big "screw you" to the Patriots. Johnson reached out to Kraft after his comments and apologized, and they still filed the charges. Some Patriots fans (ridiculously) think they deserved a first rounder, even though it's unlikely they'd get anything more than a late rounder. If you're going to accuse one team of doing something illegal, don't do the same thing a few weeks later. I'm all for poking the Patriots with a stick, just to piss them off.