Patterson talks at length to USA Today Dan Leberfeld

Florham Park – The Jets have suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson indefinitely for missing their Friday night preseason game against the Giants. He likely wasn’t going to play in the game due to a quad injury.

Patterson talked extensively to USA Today on Monday, and here is what he had to say . . .

“There’s no need for concern. The reports about me going AWOL are totally false. I have my reason for missing those days. I’m not going to go into specifics, but I’ve discussed those reasons with the people I need to discuss them with. But as far as going AWOL, no, that’s totally false.

“I’m in a great mindset. I always was in a great mindset, and I always will be, and I love my life. So there’s nothing that would cause me just to go AWOL, so those reports are totally false.

“I can’t really go into details about that. But just know that I’ve been in the league for 10 years, and no one’s just going to up and leave and just not tell anybody.

“But what I will say is I discussed those reasons with the people I need to discuss them with, and that’s it. And my mind frame is in a great place, always has been and always will be.

“I don’t know where this whole AWOL thing came from. And the media’s really … run with it for whatever reason.”