3 reasons to never end an interview early

An interview between a radio host and New York Jet ended abruptly when a PR person jumped on the line and told the player to hang up. Bad idea.

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The trouble started in last week’s Monday Night Football game, when New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis intercepted a pass intended for a Miami Dolphins player and returned it 100-yards for a touchdown.

Replays of the interception showed that Revis may have committed a penalty for making contact with the receiver, but the referees didn’t call it.

Radio host Mike Francesa interviewed Revis late last week and relentlessly went after the NFL player for what the host viewed as an uncalled penalty.

That’s where things got interesting. Fast forward to the 2:00 mark to hear part of the exchange—and stay tuned to the 5:00 mark to hear the surprising end to the interview.

After the testy exchange, a Jets PR person named Jared interrupted the interview by picking up the phone and saying, “Darrelle, hang up.” He did. And that’s when this mostly non-newsworthy interview suddenly became a story.

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