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>> whitaker: kaden erickson is fighting a deadly type of leukemia. >> my number one wish choice is to go to australia. >> whitaker: months after his interview, kaden thought he was getting this plaque just for being a make-a-wish volunteer. >> "make-a-wish, october 11, 2014. kaden erickson, your wish has..." ( applause ) "your wish has been granted!" ( cheers and applause ) >> hey, kaden, you're going to australia! ( cheers and applause ) >> keteyian: keep your eye on number 24; that's darrelle revis. he's turned the do-or-die position of cornerback into an art form. in a single play, witness the burst of speed, the ability to shadow, step for step, the best wide receivers in the game. the only place revis ever asks
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in the mideast have been risking their lives to seek asylum in europe. most have come from syria and hope to make it to germany, with its booming economy and promise of jobs. last month, german chancellor angela merkel surprised the world, announcing her country would not stop anyone from seeking asylum. after that, the number of asylum seekers doubled, then tripled. how is europe dealing with this wave of desperate people? to find out, we started where most of the new arrivals first set foot in europe-- the small greek island of lesbos. they begin to arrive in the delicate light of dawn, war- weary and desperate, packed into rubber boats never meant to cross such a sea. the boats are supposed to hold just 12, but 40 to 50 men, women and children are squeezed on board. most have traveled for days or weeks from syria, iraq, or
afghanistan just to reach the turkish coast. then, for the six-mile journey across the aegean sea, they've paid turkish smugglers a small fortune-- as much as $1,500 apiece, half-price for kids. when they finally land on lesbos, scared, exhausted, many have no idea where they are. we noticed one of the first things they do is unwrap cell phones protected in plastic. they want to call their relatives to let them know they didn't drown. ahmed dosum and his wife and son left syria just six days ago. where are you hoping to go? >> ahmed dosum ( translated ): germany. >> cooper: why germany? >> translator: his nephew is there.
>> cooper: this your son? you hope he gets a new life in germany? >> dosum ( translated ): we hope a better life for him, and to never suffer like his father. these marks are from the bomb, the barrel. >> cooper: barrel bombs. so, you feel safe now? >> dosum: thanks to god. >> translator: he just kissed the ground. >> cooper: in the hour and a half we were on this stony stretch of beach, 15 dinghies arrived. and elsewhere on the island, there were plenty more. some 4,000 people land here each day. nearly three quarters are syrian, and they don't stay on the beach very long. >> kirk day: they have an internal clock. and they are desperate to get to europe as quickly as possible.
>> cooper: kirk day is the emergency field director for the international rescue committee on lesbos. >> day: what they leave behind first and foremost is the lifejackets. >> cooper: i mean, this is the kind of thing a child is... you know, wears in a swimming pool. it's not what you wear crossing an ocean. >> day: no, and it says right here, "not for use in boating." and i think our main concern is that you're going to continue to have high numbers of refugees coming. and i think, unfortunately, what we're going to have is more capsized boats and more drownings. because this is not going to save anyone's life. >> cooper: while we were on lesbos, four people who drowned and washed ashore were buried. no one knew their names. more than 3,000 people have drowned trying to reach europe so far this year. engines often fail and overcrowded boats capsize. that's how this three-year-old syrian boy, aylan kurdi, drowned in september. after these photographs of his body on a turkish beach were seen around the world,
volunteers started showing up on lesbos to help new arrivals make it onshore. but for months, it's been private aid groups like the international rescue committee doing what the greek government, hobbled by its own economic crisis, was not able to do. governments aren't giving you money? >> day: no. and it's as if there's been an attrition strategy put in place. make it as difficult for people to come. make them risk their lives. make them live in unsanitary conditions, and fewer and fewer people will come. and nothing could be farther from the truth. >> cooper: who are the people who are coming? >> day: in the beginning, it was mostly syrians. and mostly they were men, and everybody was saying, "they're all young men, they're all young men. where's the families?" over the course of the past three months, you've had a higher percentage of women and children come. male members of families went first to see that it was safe and to get settled into europe, and then are calling for their families to come. >> cooper: syrians and others
have to get fingerprinted and registered before they can leave lesbos. the process used to take up to a week. now, it's so fast that when we went to the port where a ferry departs daily for athens, we were surprised to see ahmed dosum and his little boy. just ten hours after arriving on the island, they had their ferry tickets and were ready to leave. so, you got registered? oh, you got the ticket, okay. their journey won't be easy. the route to germany keeps changing as borders open and close along the way and greater controls are put in place. from greece, most now travel through macedonia, then serbia, croatia, slovenia, then on through austria. at austria's border with germany, we found hundreds sleeping in tents waiting to be allowed to cross. german authorities had just slowed down the entrance process. only a handful at a time were
being allowed in. not far away, at salzburg's central train station, hundreds more waited in an underground garage. >> heinz schaden: the maximum capacity here in this shelter is 800, but we've had nights where we've had 1,300 here. >> cooper: heinz schaden is mayor of salzburg. he has no idea each day how many people he will have to find shelter for. do you get advanced notice when germany decides to slow the number of people coming through? >> schaden: i don't get advanced notice but i notice right away. >> cooper: can you even imagine what would happen if germany closed its borders? >> schaden: i don't want to imagine that, because then we have a situation which will be a humanitarian catastrophe. >> cooper: do you worry about security? do you really know who a lot of these people are, where they're really from? >> schaden: i'm not worried about security. and if a terrorist really wants to come to our country or to
germany or anywhere in europe, they find their ways, they don't need the refugees. and they certainly do not march along with the refugees all the way from turkey through southern europe. >> cooper: when a train for germany is expected, many who've waited for days rush to line up, hoping their chance has finally come. but while we were there, just one train left salzburg for germany. on board, we found mohammad pathlavay and his mother. they left baghdad two weeks ago. do you know much about germany? >> mohammad pathlavay: germany? not that much, no. >> cooper: what do you think it's going to be like? >> pathlavay: i think better than anything. >> cooper: better than anything. what are you most looking forward to? >> pathlavay: i just want to have a good life, like, with my mother in peace.
>> cooper: it was oktoberfest when we got to munich. there was music and bratwurst and plenty of beer-- a culture shock for anyone, but for muslims from a war zone, it must seem especially strange. do they have a real sense of what life in germany is going to be like? >> katharina el masri: i often hear germany is a jannah, and a "jannah" is an arabic word for "paradise". and obviously that is not the case, you know... >> cooper: the streets are paved with gold. >> el masri: yeah. >> cooper: katharina el masri runs save me munich, which helps new arrivals learn to adjust to life in germany. they think it'll be easy to find a job, find housing, get... >> el masri: sure, sure, but the relatives who are already in germany, you know, they would call home and tell them, "oh, it is amazing here. you know, i'm having a good life, i'm very successful." obviously, in most cases, that is not true. >> cooper: more than 500,000 new arrivals have already crossed
into germany in the last nine months. the german government expects half a million more by the end of the year. they're placed in shelters throughout the country where they have to wait for months to be granted asylum. if they are, they get free language classes, full government benefits, and can start looking for a job. what are the biggest challenges? >> el masri: the biggest challenge definitely is to find housing. at the moment, we're having such a huge influx that the community shelters are completely overcrowded, you know? people are sharing rooms with five, six, seven other men, you know? there is no space for privacy. >> cooper: in berlin, fights have erupted as frustrated asylum seekers wait days in lines in order to register. and smaller cities are struggling to find shelter for so many people. wolfgang panzer, the mayor of
unterhaching, a town of 24,000, has been told to expect at least 1,000 new arrivals. he says he welcomes them, but for now, can only put them in temporary shelters like this. so do you have other spaces, if more people come? >> wolfgang panzer: no, that's our problem, we have no spaces. >> cooper: is germany being asked to do too much, compared to the rest of europe? >> panzer ( translated ): from my point of view, yes, especially when it comes to the amount of people. what our government did is what led to all these masses coming to us. >> cooper: many germans now agree. chancellor angela merkel's approval rating has dropped, and while germany, with its aging population, needs new workers, absorbing so many so fast is a $6 billion burden, with no end in sight. a lot of people don't want them here. >> el masri: they would say, yes, we have to take them in, we
have to integrate them. but please not in my neighborhood, you know? and that is not because these people are racists. this is often that idea stems from the fear of the unknown, you know? >> cooper: one of the syrians katharina el masri is trying to help is bassam al tarifi, a doctor who has been in a shelter in munich since august. he gets about $160 a month from the german government. it'll take him months to get asylum, and it could take him more than a year to be allowed to bring his wife and five daughters from turkey. so, it's much harder than you had realized. >> bassam al tarifi ( translated ): when it became a year, a year and a half, that was something i did not expect at all. >> cooper: dr. bassam is desperately lonely, but won't allow his family to take the dangerous journey by boat, as he did. >> al tarifi: i might risk my own life for my children, but there is no way i could risk my children's lives.
>> cooper: the number of new arrivals may drop in the next few months because crossing by sea in winter is especially dangerous. but come spring, a new wave of asylum seekers is once again expected to wash up on lesbos' shores. >> cbs money watch update sponsored by: >> glor: good evening. the nuclear deal with iran took effect today, but it will be months before sanctions are lifted. britain and china are expected to announce plans this week to build a $40 billion nuclear plant in england. and deutsche bank announced a sweeping reorganization today, firing several top executives. i'm jeff glor, cbs news.
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>> whitaker: if you could be anything, go anywhere, or meet anyone, what would you wish for? the make-a-wish foundation has been asking seriously ill children that question for 35 years. make-a-wish became famous by making dying children's final wishes come true. a child doesn't have to be terminally ill anymore to get a wish. last year, the organization granted more than 14,000 wishes. they cover a broad range-- some children get to meet famous athletes; one had much of san francisco pretend he was batman for a day. another chose to jump from an airplane. we wanted to find out what leads to these wondrous moments. make-a-wish is a growing organization that spent more than $200 million donated on
wishes last year. it's headquartered in phoenix, has more than 60 local chapters across the country, and almost 40 more around the world. to see how wishes become reality, we spent time with some of its most dedicated volunteers in one of its most active chapters, in the northeast corner of arkansas. there, despite persistent poverty, we found inspiring generosity. >> you're fine. appreciate you so much. >> whitaker: they begin at dawn. one day a year, hundreds of volunteers fan out across northeast arkansas to raise money-- at street corners... >> good morning. thank you all. >> whitaker: ...in schools. >> $5,000... >> whitaker: their goal? >> thank you so much. >> whitaker: to get enough money on this one day to grant every wish for the area's sickest children. volunteers christie matthews and danna johnson have run this fundraiser every year since 1999.
>> christie matthews: i mean, it literally just exploded. every year, we would add another town. >> whitaker: but this is small town america. they're very small towns-- 600, 700 people. >> matthews: a handful of change at a time. >> whitaker: as this day's donation deadline approaches, groups of volunteers race to the local radio station to announce their town's total down to the penny. >> give me a number. >> $8,468.62! ( cheers and applause ) >> $25,301! ( cheers and applause ) >> $12,054.55! ( cheers and applause ) >> golly! the big finish is just moments away. stand by! >> whitaker: the total tally from northeast arkansas is the big story on the 7:00 news. >> what do we have here? $323,000! ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: that's $323,000-- enough to grant more than 30
wishes donated from places with little to spare. in harrisberg, 40% live in poverty, but this town of 2,000 still contributed $25,000. the wishes were going just to children who were dying. and that's no longer the case? >> matthews: we talk about it not being a last wish, but we create lasting wishes and memories that these families can take on forever. hi, kaden! >> whitaker: kaden erickson is fighting a deadly type of leukemia. at his interview as a potential recipient, he thought his wish was a long shot. >> kaden erickson: my number one wish choice is to go to australia. >> whitaker: folks here make granting the wish a big surprise. months after his interview, kaden thought he was getting this plaque just for being a make-a-wish volunteer. >> erickson: "make-a-wish, october 11, 2014. kaden erickson, your wish
has..." ( applause ) "your wish has been granted!" >> hey, kaden, you're going to australia! ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: his mother jeanne. >> jeanne erickson: he was just shaking the plaque. and his little legs were just doing a little happy dance in the chair. and it was... it was something pretty special. >> whitaker: you must have been surprised? >> kaden erickson: i was the most surprised i've ever been in my life. >> kendra street: i'm so excited for you, you know it? >> whitaker: kendra street choreographed kaden's surprise. when not playing fairy godmother, she's teaching at marmaduke elementary school. everyone at the school chipped
in to pay for kaden's wish; many turned out to share the revelation. >> kaden erickson: i get to go to australia! i get to go to australia! >> street: he was excited. he was grateful. and he knew what it meant for him and his family. >> kaden erickson: thank you, everybody. >> whitaker: kaden had endured two excruciating bone marrow transplants. when he, his parents, and four siblings hit the beach in australia, they hoped he'd beaten the cancer. the highlight of his trip? >> kaden erickson: got to hold a koala. >> whitaker: did he, like, put his arms around you? >> kaden erickson: he... it was like a hug. it was about as heavy as a baby. and it would put the claws here and the claws here, and so it was like you were getting hugged by a koala. you kind of get attached to the koalas. >> whitaker: did it make you forget for a while that you were sick? >> kaden erickson: yes. it made me feel a little bit
normal, more normal than i've been for a while. >> whitaker: feeling normal didn't last long. shortly after returning home, kaden learned his cancer had returned for the third time. as we settled in for our interview, his mom jeanne adjusted the medication he needs. it's pumped into his body next to his heart. you're in quite a struggle with this disease. >> kaden erickson: there are some bad things in my body that are kind of stubborn. >> whitaker: i think you're kind of stubborn yourself. >> kaden erickson: thank you... i think. >> whitaker: kaden is so stubborn that, after deliberating for a week, he decided to undergo a third agonizing bone marrow transplant. the previous two were so difficult, his parents didn't want to force him to go through it again.
how did you make that decision? >> kaden erickson: would i rather just die or would i have a chance of living? it was a tough decision to make. >> whitaker: because the therapy makes you feel bad? >> kaden erickson: it can make me feel bad. it can hurt me. it could do more harm than help, so i'm just hoping this time it will get rid of it for good. >> whitaker: kaden's wish- granter, kendra street, was devastated when she learned his cancer had come back. >> street: you have an attachment with your kids, and kaden's one that i've really attached to. and i've gotten to keep in touch with him, and so, seeing him have to go through that again, it's... it's just painful. he's just a really amazing kid. >> let's give kendra a round of applause.
( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: you see, kendra had survived her own fight with cancer. back when she was in high school, she had her wish granted. >> make-a-wish foundation is sending you to the atlanta braves. ( applause ) >> whitaker: getting to meet the atlanta braves was thrilling, she says, but... >> street: not to underestimate what my wish was for me, but if i had to sacrifice having my wish to be able to give it to someone else, i would definitely be willing to give it to someone else. >> whitaker: being the granter of the wish is the better end of the deal. >> street: absolutely. you get to give that joy. you get to pass it on to someone else. >> whitaker: the same chapter passed it on to gavin grubbs. he suffers from debilitating muscular dystrophy, and his wish was to meet race car champion joey logano. the day we met them outside charlotte, joey took gavin for a spin.
they met five years ago, and have become so close, they call or text each other every week. >> joey logano: can you see anymore? >> gavin grubbs: i can't see. >> whitaker: gavin was a groomsman at joey's wedding. it all began back when gavin was eight. >> make-a-wish is sending you to the daytona 500! ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: at a school assembly, gavin learned he'd get his wish to go to daytona and meet his hero. then, it got better. logano had flown to arkansas to be part of gavin's surprise. ( cheers and applause ) gavin may have a serious disease, but, as you'll see, he doesn't take himself too seriously. so, gavin, tell me, you are fighting a rare form of muscular dystrophy. >> grubbs: yes, sir.
>> whitaker: how does it affect you? >> grubbs: main thing is i don't have the strength of a normal kid my age. obviously, i mean, i'm in a wheelchair, but it's not all sad because, i mean, you're... when you got a disability, people give you free stuff. ( laughs ) people let you do cool things. i'm not saying i take advantage of it, but yeah, i take advantage of it. ( laughter ) and sometimes i feel a little bad for taking advantage of it, but, you know, it's worth it, hanging out with this idiot. ( laughs ) >> it's okay, no pressure. >> whitaker: gavin gives back, too. he helps raise money for new wish kids every year. >> grubbs: it feels good to help other kids. >> logano: that's to me is maturity beyond your years. you take advantage of the stuff that comes your way, as you should. but you also, you know, you give back. >> whitaker: make-a-wish began back in 1980. seven-year-old chris greicius,
dying from leukemia, told his parents he wanted to be a police officer. arizona police made him an officer for a day. the power of his wish launched a movement. are there wishes you can't grant? >> matthews: the one wish that's the hardest to say, "i can't do" is, "can you make me well?" that's a tough one. >> whitaker: what does that do to you? >> johnson: makes you cry. >> matthews: breaks your heart. >> street: thank you so much. thank you. >> whitaker: years before she became a volunteer, getting well had been kendra street's first wish. at the time, she thought her cancer was fatal. >> matthews: yes. >> johnson: she was one of those that her first wish was to "make me well, so i want to live long enough for my mom to see me graduate high school." she was a senior that year. >> matthews: they remind you that the little things that we think as adults are so traumatic are so small. i mean, when you think about what these kids are going through-- they may not see their
next birthday. >> whitaker: kendra saw her next birthday, and since then, 13 more. her cancer remains in remission. at marmaduke, where she teaches, the whole school takes part in make-a-wish. >> street: they just understand the power of a wish. it's just once they saw the first wish granted here, our kids wanted to help give that to someone else. and we're a tiny, tiny school that's raised... last year, we raised $15,000. that's incredible. it plays a huge part of who our kids grow up to be. >> kaden erickson: there's a crocodile in there! >> whitaker: i don't want to overstate this in any way, but did the trip to australia bolster kaden's will to live? >> jeanne erickson: having australia with him, having those memories, talking about that, it kind of gives him fuel to fight.
>> kaden erickson: sometimes when i'm sad, i can think of all the happy things i did in australia, and how amazing it was. >> whitaker: you're not going to let this cancer win. >> kaden erickson: thank you. >> whitaker: you saw how courageous kaden was, but unfortunately, this story has a very sad ending. the cancer was relentless. last month, kaden died. >> for more about kaden's family and make-a-wish, go to 60minutesovertime.com. sponsored by viagara. talk to your doctor about viagra. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach
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>> keteyian: imagine a job where your role is to keep up with the fastest, most explosive athletes on the planet, all while moving backwards. that's the job of an nfl cornerback. and no one does it better than darrelle revis. his part of the football field is known as "revis island," where receivers are stranded and rarely get the ball. in a league, some say, that suppresses players' salaries and limits free agency, revis is the nfl's highest-paid cornerback and its toughest negotiator. in nine seasons, he's had five contracts with three teams, amassing $100 million and counting. players call him a pioneer; team executives, a mercenary. this season, as he returned home for a second stint with the new york jets, we discovered the man on revis island to be one of the most humble superstars we've ever met. the stereotypical image of a professional athlete is they make a lot of money, they spend
a lot of money. >> darrelle revis: yes. >> keteyian: you know, they've got a fleet of cars, they've got, you know, houses here, there and everywhere. >> revis: yes. >> keteyian: you're the polar opposite of that. >> revis: you got to know who you are, you know. i think, as a person, i'm a laid back guy. i'm... i'm very simple, it's simplicity with me. everything else, having the... the ten cars or the 20 cars is... i mean, that's... that's ludicrous. that's... that's... ( laughs ) >> keteyian: do you believe you are the best corner in the league right now? >> revis: i don't even get into that. but my stats and all of that stuff speaks for itself. and that's... the film... the film doesn't lie. >> keteyian: keep your eye on number 24; that's darrelle revis. he's turned the do-or-die position of cornerback into an art form. a suffocating defender with cat- like instincts. in a single play, witness the full spectrum of his skill-- the burst of speed, the ability to shadow, step for step, the best wide receivers in the game and shut them down. >> revis: my job is to basically
go out there and... >> keteyian: to smother them? >> revis: yeah, to smother them. ( laughs ) >> keteyian: today, quarterbacks rarely throw in his direction, leaving receivers alone and frustrated on revis island, a place that's proved to be anything but paradise. revis island-- describe it for me. >> revis: it's someplace that receivers do not want to go-- we bring you over. we boat you back, too. ( laughs ) >> keteyian: yeah, yeah. >> revis: it's a vacation. we boat you back, so... >> keteyian: yeah. after four quarters, we'll boat you back? >> revis: we'll boat you back. >> keteyian: how's that worked out so far for most of those guys? >> revis: it hasn't been that good on... on their part. >> go! >> keteyian: the road to revis island begins every off-season in the sweltering heat of phoenix, arizona. >> go! >> keteyian: for the last nine years, while most well-paid stars are chilling on a beach... >> here we go! >> keteyian: ...darrelle revis acts like he's still a rookie, training with other nfl defensive backs... >> nice! hit! nice! >> keteyian: ...at an exclusive boot camp. >> get around!
no, no, no, no! >> revis: we take it back to the basic fundamentals of playing the cornerback position. >> here! >> keteyian: will sullivan is revis's yoda... >> sullivan: a little higher. >> keteyian: ...a private defensive back coach who runs a program called "shutdown u." >> sullivan: perfect! >> keteyian: for weeks, he pushes revis and the others... >> sullivan: do that one again. do that one again. >> keteyian: ...through endless drills, working on eyes... >> sullivan: turn your head around. >> keteyian: ...feet, and hands. >> sullivan: go! >> keteyian: the sole purpose-- to keep receivers from getting open, all while going backwards. >> sullivan: you're talking about a guy that's come in every single year rebooting, and then making sure that you're getting a newer version-- darrelle revis 10.0. boom! >> keteyian: the battle begins at the line of scrimmage, in the critical first five yards. >> sullivan: we're going shoulder... >> keteyian: it's the only space where corners can use their hands to disrupt the timing between the quarterback and wide receiver. >> sullivan: boom! >> keteyian: how good is darrelle in the first five yards? >> sullivan: he's the best in the nfl in the first five. >> keteyian: it's literally hand-to-hand combat.
our slo-motion cameras revealing how revis thrives in isolation, using angles, leverage and power to hold opponents in check. >> sullivan: he's "grown man" strong; he's not "weight room" strong. like, you... you may go in there and out bench him, but on the field, he's grown man strong. he's got heavy hands. >> keteyian: well, i'm dying for you to hit me in the chest, so we have to do this. >> revis: no, armen. no. ( laughter ) >> keteyian: yeah, yeah. yeah, i want to see what it's like. this is what it's like to feel it firsthand. >> keteyian: so... okay, so that's interesting. i can't go that way. ( laughter ) oh, wow, see, i can't... good, all right. oh, that's good right there. that... that is, that's like hitting a wall. after the first five yards, revis's technique is so flawless that quarterbacks have to thread a needle to put the ball into the hands of a receiver like brandon marshall-- once, revis's opponent; now, his teammate. >> brandon marshall: put your hands up... >> keteyian: yeah. >> marshall: ...is right there, that's it. i may catch it. >> keteyian: yeah, that's a very small window. >> marshall: yeah, no. the quarterbacks and offensive coordinators, head coach, they want to see this space right here... >> keteyian: and if he's here...
>> marshall: ..every ball. >> keteyian: physically and mentally, what separates darrelle revis from other elite corners is his obsessive search for the slightest edge, including what poker players call a "tell". it can be a glance by a quarterback or a receiver tugging on his gloves. what's the best tell you've ever found? >> revis: it's probably a receiver grabbing his gloves and... ( laughs ) he's coming off the huddle and he's lining... he's getting ready. and it's, like, "wow, i'm... i'm talking to him. you're getting the ball. you got to be getting the ball." it's... oh, they try to do the slot fade... >> sullivan: when it comes down to preparation and the film study part of it and the cerebral part, it's darrelle revis, and then everyone else. once he declares the hand's coming... >> keteyian: every off-season, revis pores over dozens of hours of videotape, breaking down the receivers he expects to face during the season. he gave us a sneak peek at his notes on the giant's dazzling odell beckham, jr., who he won't see until week 13. fast and explosive, a wiggle guy off the line-- stuff like that. here i am, telling the world, but... ( laughter )
it's just this kind of preparation that makes revis a mind-reader on the field. against bengals' wide receiver a.j. green last season, he told us he knew where the ball was going before it was snapped. >> revis: i'm lining up, i'm thinking the double move's coming. i have... a clock in my head saying, "okay, now it's time for me to turn around and intercept the ball." >> keteyian: darrelle revis's blue collar work ethic began on this field, known as "the pit," in his hometown of aliquippa, pennsylvania. >> revis: you know, when you step on this field and play, it's like hallowed ground. >> keteyian: now rusted and decayed, the pit sits in the heart of what was once steel country. >> revis: it was electric here. we called it "the pit" because we like to trap our prey. >> keteyian: many athletes run away from their past. not revis. >> how you doing, baby? >> keteyian: he often returns, he says, to stay humble and grounded. here it is, right here. 309. his family still lives here in aliquippa, but growing up,
revis, his mother, and extended family all lived in this now boarded-up home. >> revis: a lot of memories, man, the whole families, you know, 13-14 people in this house. you know, we all stuck together. >> keteyian: they still do. nobody closer than his uncle sean. a giant of a man, sean gilbert is another local football legend who played 11 menacing nfl seasons as a defensive lineman. in 1997, gilbert shook up the league when he says he turned down a $13 million offer from the washington redskins to hold out an entire year, a move that angered owners, empowered players, and paid off when gilbert signed a $46 million contract with the carolina panthers. >> the new york jets select darrelle revis... >> keteyian: drafted by the new york jets in 2007, revis, like uncle sean, made it apparent from the start he was going to do business his way. as a rookie, he held out for 20 days for a better deal.
>> sean gilbert: i think that was the beginning of darrelle understanding that this is a business. and while it's also a dream, it's a business. >> keteyian: these are his most trusted advisers-- call them "team revis"-- his mother, grandmother, aunts and uncles. every financial decision of revis's career has been made around this dining room table in aliquippa. >> gilbert: we have a value and we have a worth and we're willing to compete and fight for what we're worth. >> keteyian: how intense does it get? >> diana askew: we know that, sometimes, we got to go to war and whatever it takes for the better outcome for darrelle is what's the goal. >> revis: you got to be willing to take risk. i have five contracts in seven years. that's pretty... that's never heard of. >> keteyian: unheard of because team revis claims the current collective bargaining agreement has left nfl owners in the driver's seat, suppressing salaries and limiting a player's ability to reach the lucrative free agent market. >> gilbert: there are three things you need in order to have this opportunity: a player has to be a diamond--
both sides have to agree to that; he has to be undervalued-- both sides have to agree to that; and then after that, it comes to resolve. that's here and here. >> keteyian: how do you become undervalued? >> gilbert: you outperform your contract. >> keteyian: which is exactly what happened in 2010, after revis shattered the performance incentives in his rookie deal. >> revis: if you're the best, you should expect to get paid to be the best. >> keteyian: but when the jets refused to meet his demands, revis staged another hold out. it was a soap opera that played out in the press... >> ...pay a lot of money." >> keteyian: and in a behind- the-scenes program on hbo calle" hard knocks." >> i can't believe we can't get a damn deal done. it's a ( bleep ) joke. three years left on a ( bleep ) contract. >> keteyian: is it true that you received death threats during those negotiations? >> revis: i got a ton. >> keteyian: you got a ton of death threats? >> revis: yeah, i got a ton. >> keteyian: you remember what the threats entailed? >> revis: all you need is two words or three, "i'll... i'll kill you." ( laughs )
>> come on, we've been waiting 36 days. >> i'm coming. >> keteyian: unshakable, revis held out 35 days before the jets caved, returning to training camp with more than $32 million in guaranteed money. but some things are non- negotiable, like a devastating knee injury in 2012 that nearly cost him his career. >> revis: i was in a low place. it was almost like you want to just go in the room and just sit in the dark and just, you know... >> keteyian: not come out? >> revis: yeah. >> keteyian: after months of painful rehab, revis came back to play a year in tampa bay for $16 million. he then hit the free agent market two years in a row, winning a super bowl in new england, before coming home this season to the jets for $39 million more in guaranteed money, and a luxury suite for team revis. team revis insists they've only taken what the market will bear.
some nfl executives see it differently-- one called uncle sean an agitator and revis a mercenary available to the highest bidder. there is a school of thought that, for all the money you've made, you're a selfish player, that it's darrelle revis first, money first, team second. what is your reaction to that kind of argument? >> revis: noise, man, it's noise. you know, everybody think this is one-sided. it's not one-sided. it's two entities talking about contract negotiations, and that's how it goes. >> keteyian: somebody said to us, "he'd go play for the saskatchewan roughriders for another dollar." and that was a general manager, by the way, of an nfl team... >> gilbert: you know, you should be careful of the words that you choose, in terms of, you know, how you talk about the players. these are smart, bright guys. they may not be educated in every sense of the business, but that's insulting. >> keteyian: at 30, darrelle revis is back on the new york stage where he started. but off the field, he's barely noticed, just the way he likes
it. no entourage, no hint of wealth. do you think people would be a little shocked to know where you're living right now? >> revis: maybe, maybe. >> keteyian: you're living above a restaurant in a certain new jersey community? >> revis: yes. >> keteyian: fair to say? >> revis: above-- above a restaurant. >> keteyian: $16 million a year and you're living above a restaurant? >> revis: it works for me. it works for me. >> keteyian: we found he's drawn to solitude and quiet, like mornings with the masters at the whitney art museum. look at this. >> revis: cool. yeah. >> keteyian: he says bright paintings, like this jackson pollock, help put his mind at ease. >> revis: it's almost like a zen type feel here. it's calm, i feel like... even playing football, you have to be calm. and i kind of use that on the field. >> keteyian: the only noise he makes away from the game is on the drums, here at an impromptu session at new york's legendary blue note jazz club, perfect for a $100 million artist who plays and lives to his own simple beat.
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