Jet’s Revis facing charges for role in street fight
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis showed more fight in the streets than he did all season on the field.
Revis is being investigated by Pittsburgh police after an altercation with two other men over the weekend.
The four-time All-Pro has not been arrested, but police said Thursday that charges are pending. Those charges include robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.
Police in Pittsburgh, where Revis starred in college for the hometown Panthers, said they have video of the weekend brawl. One of the men recognized Revis and asked him if he was the Jets cornerback. The man then started recording the interaction and began following Revis on the street.
Police said Revis tried to take the phone and delete the video. That’s when a second man jumped in to help the owner of the cell phone before another man came to aid Revis. The first two men were punched, according to witnesses.
A Jets spokesman said the team is aware of the incident and has spoken to Revis.
Revis’ attorney, Blaine Jones, said in an email to WTAE that the cornerback was the victim and sought medical treatment.
“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 in the email. “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.”