Robert Kraft did not allow the mother of one of his New England Patriots Super Bowl champion star players, Darrelle Revis, attend a party which he held last weekend at which all of the members of the winning team were invited and where they received their Super Bowl rings. Revis could not attend so he sent his mom, Diana Askew, in his place to get his championship ring.
The invitation that each player received allowed him to bring one guest. But apparently the team had a no substitution rule so no one could get in without being accompanied by the invited player.
Askew flew to Boston on Saturday and once there was informed that she could not attend the party.
But some people suspect that there was more to the refusal to allow Mrs. Askew to attend.
Revis famously played for the Patriots’ hated rival NY Jets before leaving that team two years ago. He only joined the Patriots before last season and has already resigned with the Jets. So did his departure from New England have anything to do with the snub, some people are asking?
Whether or not it did, it certainly was a poor PR choice on the part of the Patriots to not let her in. What would it have hurt to allow Revis’ mom attend the party?