FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Nobody on the Patriots roster gets preferential treatment. Cornerback Darrelle Revis found that out the hard way on Tuesday.
Revis did not practice on Tuesday with the rest of the team, but not for health reasons. he was sent home after showing up late to practice, according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.
Revis had not missed a practice this season before yesterday. When asked about his absence from Tuesday's practice, Revis said, "[That's] between me and coach. Talk to him about it."
This isn't the first time Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has sent players home early for showing up late to practice. In 2009, defensive end Derrick Burgess, wide receiver Randy Moss, and linebackers Adalius Thomas and Gary Guyton were all sent home for arriving late during a snow storm. In January 2014, linebacker Brandon Spikes was late for a team meeting during a snow storm, and was later placed on season-ending injured reserve.
With what Belichick said of Revis on Wednesday morning, you would never guess he had been late to practice just 24 hours prior.
"Having Darrelle here, I've really been impressed with his professionalism, how serious and businesslike he is in terms of his preparation and studying of games, of what we do and what our opponents do," Belichick said of Revis.
With a game against the Chicago Bears just four days away, Revis will have to get back to business quickly to make up for lost time.
Update: Revis' business manager John Geiger tweeted that Volin's "story is wrong" on Wednesday evening, but deleted it shortly after posting it. Here's a screenshot from a reader on Twitter.