NFL Pro Bowl Player Involved in Criminal Investigation
PITTSBURGH – Concerning news is emerging out of Pittsburgh, where NFL Pro Bowl player Darrelle Revis was reportedly involved in an altercation. According to the Pittsburgh Department of Safety the New York Jets cornerback was injured and facing multiple charges.
A statement from the department reveals Revis is facing charges that include “robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.”
This is the full release from the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety:
On Sunday, February 12 at approximately 2:43 a.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of S. 23rd and E. Carson streets for a report that two males had been knocked unconscious.
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 Darrell[e] Revis, a cornerback in the NFL. He asked if the man was Darrell[e] 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.
Charges pending against the 31-year-old Revis to include robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.
A statement from Revis’ lawyer to CBS Pittsburgh directly contradicted this report. According to Blaine Jones Law, the cornerback was involved in an altercation with five men who allegedly attacked him while he was home visiting friends and family over the weekend. The lawyer claims Revis “feared for his safety and eventually went to get medical treatment.”
The attorney’s full statement:
Mr. Revis came home to Pittsburgh this past weekend to visit family and friends. During that time Mr. Revis went by a location in the South Side [a neighborhood in Pittsburgh] that he is in the process of developing. Mr. Revis was physically assaulted while at that location by a group of at least five people. Mr. Revis feared for his safety and retreated from the aggressors. Mr. Revis was not arrested after this incident. Mr. Revis sought medical attention as a result of the aforementioned attack.
The initial report out of this was that Revis was attacked early Monday. However, two different reports, one from CBS Pittsburgh and another from WTAE.com, quickly indicated that Revis, or the people with Revis, may have been responsible for knocking out a pair of men who were involved in the altercation.
Consequently, investigators will need to sort out the conflicting information. The New York Jets confirmed they have spoken with Revis and are aware of the incident.