Talk about awkward.
Darrelle Revis reportedly plans on joining his former New England Patriots teammates on their trip to the White House on April 23 ... even though the star cornerback is now a member of the rival New York Jets. Imagine the look on Patriots coach Bill Belichick's face.
Yes, Revis was a key component in helping lead the Patriots to a Super Bowl win this past February, but his return to the Jets - via a five-year, $70 million contract last month - should spell that he hates the Patriots again. Revis probably does, but meeting the president at the White House is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so we understand. Just a little bit.
Let's not forget that the Patriots and Jets have filed tampering charges against each other revolving around Revis. The Pats accused Jets owner Woody Johnson of tampering, saying he'd welcome Revis back to Gang Green while he was under contract with the Patriots. When Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke about Revis leaving the team last month, the Jets slapped him with their own tampering charges. All this doesn't really make for a happy reunion at the White House. Revis either really wants to meet President Obama or stick it to Belichick and the Patriots organization. Or both.
Adding to the awkwardness of this ESPN report of Revis making the trip to the White House is the fact that just last weekend, Revis got into a profanity-laced exchange with a Patriots fan on Instagram, only for the star cornerback to claim his account was hacked. Yeah, right.