Police: Darrelle Revis facing assault, robbery charges

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Pittsburgh Police say charges are pending against Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis after an incident last Sunday morning in the city’s South Side area.

Those charges include robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.

According to the statement, police found a 21-year old man and a 22-year old man unconscious around 2:40 a.m. last Sunday, and after reviewing cellphone video police confirmed that Revis had an altercation with those men on the sidewalk. The police statement said those men remember encountering Revis and having a verbal argument but woke up after being punched.

The Jets told local beat reporters they were aware of the incident and had spoken to Revis but would have no further comment.

An attorney for Revis told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh that Revis needed medical attention after being assaulted by five people last weekend. That clashed with another report, which said Revis would potentially be facing charges after two men were punched following an altercation with Revis and a friend.

That attorney, Blaine Jones, later told NFL Network that Revis was not the aggressor and said he had not yet spoken to Pittsburgh Police.

The police statement said the men recognized Revis and approached him, and that one took cellphone video of their meeting. The statement said Revis later threw the phone into the street, and that officers estimate the men were unconscious for 10 minutes before being woken up by police.

Revis, who played college football at Pitt, is from Western Pennsylvania.

52 responses to “Police: Darrelle Revis facing assault, robbery charges

  1. 21 and 22 years old and will never have to work another day. Mevis, on the other hand, better hope he finds the fountain of youth because his wallet will be significantly lighter pretty soon.

  2. Before you crush him, sounds like these idiots might have picked a fight with Revis, got the phones out to record an encounter and then got taught a wonderful lesson that if you step to the man, you better beat the man.

    Ninja Island.

  3. He is a HOFer, he is one of the best ever to play the game or the position Homer tylawspick6. That said, this isn’t character demonstrated. Let’s separate his career from this stupidity.

    Oh and Homer. Remember you got Aaron Hernandez. It’s going to take a lot more than a bar fight to top that. A lot more.

  4. now this?
    with nfl player’s troubles aside, this dude took down 2 young guys at the same time? he’s pretty good.

  5. The Jets will not be affected in any way because revis violated the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.But the Patriot’s entire roster will be suspended for the entire 2017 season which means they may not win all their games. We all know that the commissioner can punish whomever he wants, whenever he wants, however he wants with no rhyme, reason, or proof. The court says so.

  6. This guy could have been a Hall of Fame corner. IF he was as dedicated to his craft as he was his contract.
    He probably doesn’t care. He got paid. That’s all he was ever about.
    And he was all hype. He had maybe 3 good years. Maybe.
    Over-rated. Big time.

  7. This can’t be the first time Revis is facing robbery charges–how come he hasn’t been charged yet for stealing all of that guaranteed money from the Jets?

  8. I can’t wait until Lying Roger grants his beloved Jets salary cap relief for Revis’s bonus after sticking it to every other team that has had a player go to jail.


  9. Poor Darrelle never should have left the Pats. When you join an organization as horrific as the Jets, bad things are bound to happen.

  10. “It’s is probably a good idea for Pats fans to remember they recently had a player on their team who murdered multiple people but their arrogance will probably cause them to run their mouths anyway.”

    You sir, despite being uneducated of the facts are a pathetic one of a kind Jets fan. My condolances to the Jets.

  11. patriotdynasty5 says:
    Feb 16, 2017 8:46 PM
    Poor Darrelle never should have left the Pats. When you join an organization as horrific as the Jets, bad things are bound to happen.

    I’m pretty sure he would have stayed with the Pats if they picked up his $20 million dollar option for the following season instead of releasing him.

  12. Robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault all sound like a pretty gross overreaction. He did something unwise to protect his privacy, and then things escalated by mutual stupidity on the part of all concerned.

  13. So the punishment will be a $973 fine from the league, and a stern finger wag in his direction. Cuz Jets and integrity and all that. No where near as serious as Sheldon and his high speed shenanigans. And we know how light his punishment was.

  14. When you’re a jet
    you’re a jet all the way
    from your first cigarette
    till your last dying day

    Or we could go with On the Waterfront:

    You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it.

  15. So THEY approached HIM, whipped out the phone, no doubt to interview him for TMZ, got knocked out for harassing a guy minding his own business and now everyone piles on him. If he was an average schmuck, you guy would say they deserved it, but since it’s Revis he should’ve moved on.

  16. clearly physical enough to play Safety.

    On the serious side, lets the facts play out before we convict or acquit.

  17. Well,….at least he didnt kill multiple people or deflate footballs like the players on a certain team are known for…..

  18. I’m pretty sure he would have stayed with the Pats if they picked up his $20 million dollar option for the following season instead of releasing him.


    That option was a way for BB to drive price on Woody Johnson. Pure genius.

    BB had no interest in resigning Revis at that price.

    Some of you are clueless. Woody Johnson then took the cheese when BB walked and voila, here we are.

    Butler>Revis, NE wins another SB, and will be dealing JimmyG for multiple draft picks as the Jets start Petty or Hackenberg.


    The football gods have been watching!

    Oh yes they have!

  19. Damn, he knocked TWO guys out? Sucker punched?

    jmuller516 says:
    Feb 17, 2017 10:50 AM
    How does getting in a fight, get you slapped with robbery charges?

    Easy. After the were unconscious he took something of theirs whether its a wallet or cell phone. Pretty stupid considering there was a crowd of people watching and cell phones recording everything.

  20. I’m no Revis fan but this sounds bogus to me. So 2 guys harass him and follow him while recording with their phones. Obviously they got too close or he wouldn’t have been able to grab the phone. Altercation ensues and now these 2 idiots are “victims”.

    These days if there is a fight and you win, its assault. If you get in a fight and lose, you’re now a victim. Ridiculous and a good lawyer will take care of this entire thing.

  21. vancouversportsbro says:
    Feb 16, 2017 7:14 PM
    He was a Patriot after all. Must have learned from Hernandez.

    Was wondering how long it would take somebody to try to tie this to the Pats, Revis spent 1 season. Apparently this genius’s idea is to tie it into somebody who was already in jail during Revis’s stay in Foxboro.

    Get help, “bro”. This stuff is deranged.

  22. “Well,….at least he didnt kill multiple people or deflate footballs”

    And the state of the discourse is such that these are considered transgressions of the same magnitude.

    Thanks, Goodell!

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