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Julio Cortez, Associated Press
New York Jets' Darrelle Revis, left, tries to bring down New York Giants' Hakeem Nicks during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Brandon Marshall says Darrelle Revis benefited from "the Jordan Rule" on his 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in the New York Jets' win over the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 17.

The Dolphins wide receiver says Wednesday on a conference call with New York reporters that the Jets cornerback received preferential treatment on the play, implying that Revis committed a defensive pass interference penalty.

"My technique could've been better, but at the same time, I think they gave him 'the Jordan Rule,'" Marshall says. "You get a little close to Michael Jordan, they're going to call a foul."

Marshall says some officials are "scared to throw the flag" and believes it would've been "nine times out of 10" if someone other than the Jets' Pro Bowl cornerback covered him.