FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis received a citation for speeding and careless driving Thursday morning on Eisenhower Parkway. He said he was late for a meeting.
"I'm not a speedster. I was a little late for work," Revis said. "I was just trying to get to work, and you face the consequences when you speed."
The Jets cornerback won't fight the ticket, which he said was issued for doing 80 mph in a 40 mph zone. He said the officer had probable cause to pull him over, and that the officer recognized who he was but that his celebrity status shouldn't matter.
"I'm a citizen so I've got to follow the rules," Revis said.
Revis said he spoke to general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan after getting the ticket.
"Obviously you've got to slow down," Ryan said. "He was running late. That's not an excuse; you'd hate to see him or anybody be careless where you put yourself at risk you put others at risk, and that's a reminder for all of us."
Revis is traveling to Denver with the Jets, although it hasn't yet been determined whether he will play. He strained his hamstring in the second game of the season, missed two games and played on Monday night against the Vikings in obvious pain. Earlier this week he felt soreness, but teammates said he has looked strong in practice.
"Still a little sore but I'm feeling good. No tweaks, no pulls," Revis said.
Ryan will have the final call on whether Revis plays, which will be based on how Revis feels and what team doctors advise.
Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.