Back in New York Jets' star cornerback Darrelle Revis' hometown of Aliquippa, Pa., they guard his privacy with pride.
And they also have strong opinions about his unresolved contract dispute with the Jets.
That inludes Revis' grandmother, Aileen Gibert.
She's tired of seeing her grandson have to wait to get a big-time contract.
"Darrelle does what he does because he loves it," Gibert told ESPN New York. "For this to be happening to him, it's almost like a slap in the face, because he's not appreciated. ..I know he wants to play, but Darrelle understands contract negotiations. Some players don't get it, but Darrelle can read a contract.
"I think he's comfortable with his decision [to hold out] because he knows what he was told by the Jets and he knows what he's worth. People are trying to portray him as greedy, but he has outperformed his contract. For them to put him in this position is just unreal."
Will Revis remain on his secluded island and sit out the season like his uncle, Sean Gilbert, once did with the Washington Redskins?
"If he does, it won't be because of Sean," Gilbert said. "It'll be because the Jets don't give him a decent contract."