Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with felony aggravated assault and robbery for his alleged involvement in an altercation that took place in Pittsburgh early Sunday morning, according to court records obtained by NFL.com.
Revis, 31, was charged Thursday in Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) with four felonies — two counts of aggravated assault, one count of cheap jerseys robbery and one count of conspiracy: aggravated assault. He also was charged with making terroristic threats — a misdemeanor.
The former All-Pro hasn’t turned himself in yet to authorities.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told NFL.com the league will look into the matter. Revis faces the possibility of discipline from the league under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The Jets confirmed to NFL.com they are aware of the incident.
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The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety released details about the alleged incident shortly before Revis was formally charged. According to the release, Pittsburgh police were dispatched to an intersection in the city at 2:43 a.m. EST Sunday to look into a report that two men had been knocked unconscious. The two men later told police they were punched by Revis and another man.
Blaine Jones, Revis’ attorney, told NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo that Revis sought medical attention after the incident and “at no time was Darrelle” the aggressor. Jones said Revis was “retreating” from the situation.
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“According to the investigation, a 22-year-old male from Kittanning was walking along E. Carson Street when he spotted a male who resembled Aliquippa native (Darrelle) Revis, a cornerback in the NFL,” the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety’s statement reads. “He asked if the man was (Darrelle) Revis and he confirmed that he was. The male began recording the interaction on his cellphone and continued following Revis. At some point, Revis snatched the cellphone away and attempted to delete the video.
“Another 21-year-old male from Ross Township attempted to help the 22-year-old retrieve the cellphone. Revis then tossed the phone onto the roadway. A verbal argument followed. A male came to assist Revis. Both the 22-year-old and the 21-year-old state they were punched then remember waking up to talk to police. Witnesses state the two were unconscious for about 10 minutes. The Officers viewed the cellphone video and confirmed that the person was Revis.”
Revis is coming off a difficult season and his $15.3 million salary-cap number puts him at risk of being released by the Jets.