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Report: Jets tampered with Revis through private phones, secret meetings

The Jets were fined $100,000 for tampering with Darrelle Revis two seasons ago after owner Woody Johnson said publicly that he would love to have the cornerback, who was still with the Patriots at the time, back in New York. Apparently Johnson’s comments were only a fraction of the violations committed by the team.Johnson’s comments came in December 2014, roughly one month before...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Long Game: Money, politics, sports and power

Between the box scores, the highlights and the official team Twitter accounts joking around on social media, the business side of sports often falls into the background despite sharing a common thread: all sports and politics are local.As fans who want to stay engaged with every part of sports, we want you to be informed about the issues that not only shape your favorite teams, but...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Woody Johnson named ambassador to UK, may give up control of Jets

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday revealed that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has been named the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom.Johnson, who has a close relationship with Trump and served as vice president of the soon-to-be president’s victory campaign, has been considered the favorite for the position since Trump was elected. It is common for incoming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Jets owner noncommittal on bringing Darrelle Revis back

Darrelle Revis’ second stint with the Jets may be ending with a whimper. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Jets owner Woody Johnson wouldn’t commit to bringing back the seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback for 2017. “My feeling toward Darrelle is different, I think,” said Johnson, per Rich Cimini of ESPN. “He’s going to the Hall of Fame, there’s no question. He’s one...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Johnson preparing to surrender control of the Jets

The New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is a candidate to be the United States Ambassador to Greg Britain in President-elect’s Donald Trump’s administration. Johnson is preparing to give up control of his team to his son, Christopher Wold Johnson, under that possibility. “It would be next to impossible for Woody Johnson to maintain day-to-day control over the Jets while holding...
Via Sportsnaut
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Johnson ‘leading contender’ to be UK ambassador

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is reportedly a “leading contender” to represent the United States as an ambassador to the United Kingdom, per the New York Post. “Johnson is under consideration for ambassador to the UK, multiple sources say. He was vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee and hosted pricey fund-raisers in the Hamptons for donors including treasury...
Via Sportsnaut
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets owner feels ‘betrayed’ by Darrelle Revis

The marriage between future Hall of Famer Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets may not end too swimmingly. In the midst of a disastrous season, the seven-time Pro Bowler simply isn’t living up to his contract. Adding to this, there’s been reports surfacing recently that Revis simply may not want to play anymore (via the NY Daily News). Not only has Revis’ performance come...
Via Sportsnaut
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL owners: Concussion issues need to be explained better

Facing a wave of criticism over concussions and long-term brain injuries, NFL owners are admitting they need to deliver a better, clearer message. Darin Grant of Pro Football Talk reports that owners believe the league isn’t doing a sufficient job in showing they’re serious about CTE. The NFL drew widespread criticism from congress when it was revealed that their concussion...
Via The Comeback
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Donald Trump throws shade at Jets owner Woody Johnson

If the way he snapped at reporters after Sunday's loss was any indication, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson probably just wants to crawl under the duvet and not communicate with the outside world for a while.That makes this probably the worst time to get chirped at by Donald Trump.The Republican presidential hopeful reportedly threw shade at Johnson — where else — via Twitter...
Via Yardbarker
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jets owner does The Dab in locker room to celebrate win

It’s one thing when players do the The Dab to celebrate, but it’s weird when players, coaches and analysts do it. FOX analyst Jimmy Johnson did the dance during Sunday’s pregame show, and he probably shouldn’t have. Jets owner Woody Johnson followed suit after the Jets defeated the Giants in an overtime thriller 23-20. The locker room erupted in cheer while the 68-year...
Via The Sports Daily
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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