Report: Fanene 'failed to disclose physical condition'

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Report: Fanene 'failed to disclose physical condition'

The release of DL Jonathan Fanene was hardly cut and dried, no matter how Bill Belichick may describe it.
"It just didn't work out," the coach told reporters Tuesday evening. "I don't really think there's much to add than that. It just didn't work out."
He reiterated that Wednesday morning in Tampa where the team is working out with the Buccaneers.

Meanwhile, though, SiriusXM NFL Radio's Ross Tucker threw a little more light on the situation.

According to NFL source, Pats cut Fanene under "Failure to Disclose Physical Condition". Likely going after that 3.85M SB he got. Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) August 22, 2012
If the severity of Fanene's knee injury was indeed only discovered months after he cashed that fat signing bonus, it makes sense the Patriots would want to get some of that money back. Fanene did take part in OTAs and minicamp. He was also on the field for the first few practices of training camp before sitting down with, ostensibly, a knee injury for which he may reportedly have surgery.

It can be safely be said there's more afoot than Fanene's knee. And it's likely going to land in the hands of the lawyers now.

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Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.

Revis faces aggravated assault and other charges alleging he was in a fight with two men last weekend in Pittsburgh. He answered no questions from the media as he turned himself in Friday. He later made an initial court appearance, and his next court date was scheduled for Thursday.

Revis' attorney has said Revis was physically assaulted by a group of at least five people. He said Revis "feared for his safety" and sought medical attention, but he didn't offer details about the severity of Revis' injuries.

Police say the fight started when a man began recording a video of Revis and Revis grabbed his phone and tried to delete it. Two men say they were punched and knocked out.

The New York Jets said through a spokesman they would have no further comment on Revis' situation other than their initial statement that they were aware of the matter and had spoken with Revis. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to The Associated Press that the league was looking into the matter.

Attorney Blaine Jones said Saturday in a text message that while he was hired for the pre-indictment phase of the case, he would not be representing the Jets cornerback going forward.

Revis is due $15 million next season, including a $2 million roster bonus due on the second day of the new league year, March 10.

The $13 million in base salary includes $6 million in guaranteed money, which the Jets would owe him even if they decided to cut him before the deadline.

Revis had a bitter breakup with his agents last year and has no formal representation going forward.

Revis, who is from Aliquippa, was a star at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted No. 14 overall by the Jets in 2007. He quickly established himself as one of the top players at his position - and in franchise history - while also earning the nickname, "Revis Island" for his penchant for routinely shutting down opposing teams' top receivers. He is in his second stint with the Jets.

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