Jets’ Darrelle Revis charged on multiple counts after altercation in Pittsburgh
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged on multiple counts after an altercation in Pittsburgh, ESPN reports.
Revis is being charged with robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault. He plans to turn himself in to police.
Revis, who is from nearby Aliquippa and starred at Pitt, was home visiting family over the weekend and got into an early-morning altercation in a popular nightlife area. It remains unclear exactly what transpired between Revis and a group of men that led to a physical confrontation.
The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety said in a statement that two men were knocked out after a confrontation with Revis that was sparked by one of the men filming him on his cell phone. It’s unclear whether or not Revis threw the punches.
Revis’s attorney told NFL.com’s Mike Garafalo that Revis was confronted, attempted to diffuse the situation, and that tried to retreat and later hit a cell phone out of a man’s hand before a scuffle ensued. Revis went to the hospital for medical attention later on.
Revis turned himself in to authorities Friday night and was released on bond.
Revis, 31, is a four-time All-Pro cornerback. He recorded 39 tackles and five interceptions last season.