New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four first-degree felonies, including two counts of aggravated assault, robbery and conspiracy. He faces a misdemeanor for allegedly making terroristic threats.
The charges stem from an incident in Pittsburgh’s south side over the weekend in which he allegedly got into a brawl with two men.
Sources told WTAE-TV that that two men were punched at around 2:30 a.m. A police officer saw Revis talking to two people and when he circled back around the two were knocked out and Revis was nowhere to be found.
Revis’ attorney Blaine Jones said in a statement that Revis was the one who was assaulted and sought medical attention because of it.
“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 that he is in the process of developing,” Jones said. “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.”
Police reportedly have cellphone video from the alleged victims.
It’s unclear what exactly transpired, but it looks pretty serious at this point. A Jets spokesman told TMZ Sports that the team has been in contact with Revis about the incident.