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Charges against Darrelle Revis dismissed

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Former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is in Pittsburgh for a court hearing on Wednesday related to the four felony charges he faces as a result of an altercation on a Pittsburgh street last month.

He no longer faces them. Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media reports that a judge has dismissed all of the charges against Revis. The testimony of Revis’ friend Rashawn Bolton appears to have led to the decision.

Revis objected to being filmed with a phone by one of the two men who wound up unconscious after being punched in the face. Neither they nor a witness identified Revis as the man who punched them as there was another unidentified man on the scene.

At Wednesday’s court hearing, Bolton identified himself as both that person and the person who threw the punches. Kinkhabwala reports that Bolton said that he pulled the two men off of Revis and then punched them. He also said his voice is the one heard in a video showing the two men knocked out while someone takes credit for doing it on the soundtrack.

Revis is a free agent after being released by the Jets. Any team that was worried about his availability due to ongoing legal trouble no longer has that as a concern, although it remains unknown what kind of market exists for Revis.

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36 Responses to “Charges against Darrelle Revis dismissed”
  1. aarons444 says: Mar 15, 2017 2:58 PM

    Open wide and prepare to swallow some crow, haters!

  2. maust1013 says: Mar 15, 2017 2:58 PM

    Note to all other players, THAT is the proper application of the fall guy approach.

  3. theawkwardyears says: Mar 15, 2017 2:59 PM

    The Fall Guy, classic.

  4. guitarkevin says: Mar 15, 2017 2:59 PM

    Justice served. This is what you get when you harass someone. you get your butt whooped.

  5. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Mar 15, 2017 2:59 PM

    This reminds me of a TV series starring Lee Majors…!

  6. thirdand43 says: Mar 15, 2017 2:59 PM

    Good on Revis for taking Cris Carter’s advice and having his friend take the fall for him. Lol.

  7. 345snarkavenue says: Mar 15, 2017 2:59 PM

    he should sign with the Steelers while there. He’ll have a blast hanging out with Joey Porter

  8. grogansheroes says: Mar 15, 2017 3:02 PM

    Fall guy! Wonder how much Mevi$ paid him.

  9. ErinAndrewsStopCallingMe says: Mar 15, 2017 3:03 PM

    If only Aaron Hernandez had such friends…

  10. artvan15 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:05 PM

    Pay your friend Revis for taking the blame for you.

  11. jjackwagon says: Mar 15, 2017 3:08 PM

    Somebody got paid to have amnesia about who hit him.

    Doesn’t make Revis less guilty, just makes it impossible to prosecute, kind of like Big Ben’s rape cases.

  12. jrillah10 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:09 PM

    Is it possible that this is what really happened?

  13. neilpountney says: Mar 15, 2017 3:09 PM

    Maybe he would be good opposite Gilmore in New England, he will have plenty of safety help behind him!

  14. mauldawg says: Mar 15, 2017 3:11 PM

    BS walks, money talks.

  15. tigershark0052 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:14 PM

    $$$$ = above the law

  16. 1phillyphan says: Mar 15, 2017 3:15 PM

    One Fall guy + Two instant millionaire victims = Revis Freedom.
    Chris Carter would be proud. Every rookie should take notice on how its done

  17. dansardo says: Mar 15, 2017 3:15 PM

    The charges had nothing to do with any team’s decision on whether or not sign him. Hell, some team’s probably saw this as the first proof in years anyone has seen in years that revis CAN be physical even if it was off the field LOL!

    Revis isn’t going to play because no team in the nfl is going to pay him more than the 6 million he is going to make anyway this year whether he plays or not. Not only is he not worth more than 6 million at this point, he is worth far, far less.

    Its pretty simple math really.

  18. annapterp says: Mar 15, 2017 3:20 PM

    Logical people knew this was never going anywhere.

  19. rjwalnuts says: Mar 15, 2017 3:23 PM

    Cris Carter would be proud. Now this is the proper use of a FALL GUY!

  20. wib22 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:24 PM

    Money talks.

    Nothing to see here folks, as lyin roger would say.

  21. wannabear says: Mar 15, 2017 3:24 PM

    COURSE 101 in NFL. Get a fall guy with you anytime you go out. Check the Revis case for more information.

  22. kcchefs58 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:25 PM

    Yep, gotta have a fall guy. Revis may not have been the one to knock them out, but regardless of if it’s an unpopular notion, having a fall guy is a good idea for these multi-million dollar athletes.

  23. audio2sell says: Mar 15, 2017 3:26 PM

    Remember what Carter said. You’ve gotta have a fall guy.

    Well we now know Revis followed that advice.

  24. dietrich43 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:26 PM

    Rooney’s must have indicated they wanted to sign him!

  25. ebr362 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:26 PM

    Yea, So Revis gets attacked because he didn’t want himself videoed and a friend knocks not one but two people out and Revis just sat there doing nothing, sounds completely plausible. Didn’t Revis say he was out at 2:30 in the morning scouting real estate? Some people will apparently believe anything.

  26. naes says: Mar 15, 2017 3:50 PM

    He took Cris Carter’s advice and got himself a fall guy.

  27. xavier179 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:51 PM

    Revis has lost a step anyways.

  28. cdace13 says: Mar 15, 2017 3:57 PM

    Dismissed. The judge KNEW…….Revis never hits ANYBODY!!!

  29. maverick2560 says: Mar 15, 2017 4:35 PM

    This is not unusual in this court. It is where preliminary hearings
    are held and many, many a case are worked out here. This is true for
    any person, not just for special people. So stop the talk that Del Greco
    got him off or he got special treatment.

  30. celriot1 says: Mar 15, 2017 5:08 PM

    People talking about “fall guy” when there was literally a video the day of showing it wasn’t Revis.. smh haters

  31. randytheraiderloveboy says: Mar 15, 2017 5:33 PM

    Of course they were dismissed. He is an American pro athlete for crying out load. A few autographs at the police station with the grunts, a hand shake with the booking arresting officer,……………………………and he is in the wind? Teflon baby!

  32. richabbs says: Mar 15, 2017 6:00 PM

    If a team signs Revis, they better sign Bolton too, so he can be there to help cover for him on the field too.

  33. codiablo says: Mar 15, 2017 6:01 PM

    Cris Carter was in the audience. A tear of joy fell from the corner of his eye.

  34. beauregard says: Mar 15, 2017 7:58 PM

    Felony charges are not just brought willy-nilly. A prosecuting attorney reviews the probable cause stated in the police report, along with witness statements, videos, and physical evidence.
    This wasn’t a simple traffic infraction, it was four felony charges involving violence.
    And POOF, they were gone.

  35. maverick2560 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:04 PM

    I disagree. I have actually been in this court on many occasions.
    This is a court that has area jurisdiction over areas that can include
    both Duquesne and Pitt universities. An area where many college
    students and young adults live. The area also includes a rather new area of yuppie development called the ” Southside “. This is an area
    with lots of bars and young students and young professionals.
    It is ripe for many a fight. In my experience many fights or situations
    can result in felony charges. This is done by police based upon the statement or injuries of victims with little or no investigation.
    I once had a client charged with aggravated assault when a detective
    interviewed a victim who suffered an orbital fracture at the hospital.
    He was intoxicated, under the influence of adderall and had shots of
    vodka with Red Bull. But the police saw a serous injury in the emergency room. Six witnesses saw the victim staggering and start the
    fight. Yet the other student was charged with felony assault..
    The moral is …the police are trying their best …and sometime see
    serious bodily injury …so they charge a felony. Then when the smoke
    clears ..the DA realizes that is not the true facts and the charges are amended or dropped. It happens all the time. The police in an abundance of care tend to charge all they think is proper ( which at the time may seem correct ) then amend as is proper.
    Think about this case ..the witnesses truly did not know what happened …so it is reasonable that maybe the charges were not exactly
    accurate?

  36. patriots80 says: Mar 16, 2017 2:37 PM

    Imagine the outrage if Revis was white.

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