Darrelle Revis hires the Steelers’ go-to lawyer

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It’s been known for years that any Broncos player or coach who needs legal help hires Harvey Steinberg. For the Steelers, the knee-jerk barrister has become Robert Del Greco Jr.

The son of a former Yankee whose possessions include a photo of himself as a baby being held by Mickey Mantle (maybe they should have named him Seven) now serves, via George Willis of the New York Post, the counsel of record for Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis following an incident last weekend in Pittsburgh.

“I know that whenever any of the Steelers get in trouble, he’s the guy they call,” an unnamed source at the Pittsburgh Municipal Court told Willis regarding Del Greco, who has represented players like Jerome Bettis, Le’Veon Bell, and Joey Porter.

It’s a smart move by Revis, who will benefit from the relationships and expertise that Del Greco has cultivated through years of maneuvering clients through the system. It’s also a smart move for Del Greco, since Revis is what those who run law firms like to call a “cost-insensitive client.”

So far, the evidence feels flimsy and the gravity of the charges doesn’t seem to match the fairy innocuous (relative to other crimes) facts of the case. It may be difficult if not impossible, based on the proof currently known, to show beyond a reasonable doubt that Revis committed aggravated assault by knocking out two youths on the South Side — especially since the two youths don’t know what happened and there’s apparently no video.

Recently, Del Greco somehow managed to persuade the local D.A. to drop an aggravated assault charge against Porter, who now serves as the team’s linebackers coach, despite video evidence that appeared to be indisputable. With nothing like that apparently available in this case, it seems like only a matter of time before the charges are reduced and the case is quietly resolved with minimal criminal consequence for Revis.

Having Del Greco on the case serves only to make that outcome more likely.

40 responses to “Darrelle Revis hires the Steelers’ go-to lawyer

  1. Revis is too obsessed with his image, his money, and his legacy – he would not risk all of that for no reason.

    Obviously was not the instigator here. Guys were looking for trouble.

  2. “Revis is too obsessed with his image, his money, and his legacy”

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Revis couldn’t give a rat’s behind about his image or legacy. Money is the ONLY thing he cares about. Always has been.

    If it weren’t so, he wouldn’t have left a SB championship team to sign with a last place team, for what was reportedly very little extra money.

  3. ……..Revis will be a Steeler- book it………

    Excellent, then Brady’s torching of the PIT secondary can continue unabated…….rah rah Tomlin (Bradshaw’s opinion) and blockhead Butler are too inept to adapt.

  4. dlw492 says:
    Feb 19, 2017 11:17 AM
    Revis will be a Steeler- book it
    ======================

    If only we could bet on it we could make a lot of money betting against everything that gets posted here followed by the words ‘book it.’

  5. Revis is being very smart here. When in a Rome do as the Romans do.

    JJones the Steelers have one go to but you Cowgirls have have the graduating class of Harvard Law.

  6. 21 & 22 year olds may he young, but youths? It kind of paints the picture of them being minors. Regardless, he might as well employ a lawyer w strong ties to the city in which the allegations occurred. And every professional sports team has their ‘Del Greco’ they lean on for legal representation. Florio, you should join the team as a player consultant & legal ambassador.

  7. If this guy Steinberg is the “go to” lawyer for Steelers that run afoul of the law, he must be the best in the business.

    And busy.

  8. Ye$, miraculou$ly a lawyer wa$ able to get a judge to do $omething that contradict$ the evidence of a ca$e…how do they do that??? Amazing !

  9. Revis’s attorney is a good guy. His knowledge as an attorney is only
    exceeded by his unselfishness and class. Any lawyer practicing criminal law in Pittsburgh knows that if you line up the people this
    guy helped for no fee….the line would stretch from Pittsburgh to
    New York.
    In addition Revis will not get special treatment. At Pittsburgh City
    Court 20-30 percent of cases are much like these Almost all
    of them get resolved at the preliminary stage. Especially where there
    were no guns and the injuries are relatively minor i.e. Where the victims were treated and released with no permanent injuries.

  10. ikeclanton says:
    Feb 19, 2017 12:11 PM
    If this guy Steinberg is the “go to” lawyer for Steelers that run afoul of the law, he must be the best in the business.

    And busy.

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    Cute , but remember he is not Hernandez busy or Brady busy.

  11. @leary, I regret that I have but one thumb up to give your post . This site needs to get back to its “All TO, all the time” format

  12. patsfan, hilariously and true! Still no movement on the Pacman arrest, until he finds out what the NFL is going to do. Unbelievable!

  13. patsfan says:
    Feb 19, 2017 12:40 PM
    The Steelers have a “go to” attorney. The Bengals have a “go to” prosecutor.

    Don’t be hatin’!! 🙂

  14. It’s too bad Revis has no agent right now… He might be able to help him now.

  15. “wib22 says:

    Should’ve hired ben’s lawyer. Sign some autos and you get off scott free!”

    Ed Garland and Don Samuel practice in Atlanta, not Pittsburgh

    They also represented Ray Lewis when he was charged with murder and pleaded to a misdemeanor – guess that was a factor in Ben hiring them

  16. “jerruhjones says:
    Feb 19, 2017 10:55 AM

    Shocking that the Stoolers have a ‘go-to ‘ laywer. Stay classy Pitts.”

    So are you a Pats fan (Aaron Hernandez), Ravens fan (Ray Lewis), or Bengals fan (too many names to list)?

    If you are a Browns fan all I can say is I am so sorry to hear that

  17. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 19, 2017 12:38 PM
    ikeclanton says:
    Feb 19, 2017 12:11 PM
    If this guy Steinberg is the “go to” lawyer for Steelers that run afoul of the law, he must be the best in the business.

    And busy.

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    Cute , but remember he is not Hernandez busy or Brady busy.

    ——-

    Touché.

  18. nhpats says:
    Feb 19, 2017 12:01 PM
    Remember when BB snookered Woody Johnson into paying Revis huge $$$ to return to the Jets?

    Remember when the Jets screwed PAts of Curtis MArtin in his prime??

  19. I always wonder how people criticize the judicial system until their
    relative or children get involved. How many parents get a call about
    their son who was intoxicated and involved in a fight?
    It is scary or intimidating at first glance. Most of these incidents evolve
    at at college bar or in a city where there is a section of bars where all
    go to at particular age.
    The Southside of Pittsburgh is a relatively new area in the last 10 years
    where both adults and college students go to for fun.
    It has in recent years had its growing pains as far as security and fights. The city of Pittsburgh Police have been the beneficiaries of the
    explosion of securities needs at these bars.
    This has led to many a fight and has also led to many a situation where
    the Police have been involved. It usually involves a fight with minor
    Injuries to all parties.
    In these cases the first to get to the City Of Pgh. Police ( if they are in any way credible ) win. The DA’s office is loath to allow counter charges. So in other words….the first to get to Police ..has the upper hand.
    That doesn’t mean people like Revis are screwed. Even though the
    burden is heavily on Revis …the prosecutor looks to resolve the case
    at the prelim level. This is a case that in 99 pecemt of cases ..resolves
    at the prelim. Factors such as no permanent injuries…no guns,knives,
    no kicking of a person on the ground. No long term injuries.
    This kind of case is dismissed with a few summary offenses to all
    In 90 – 95″ percent of cases in that court.

  20. I always wonder how people criticize the judicial system until their
    relative or children get involved. How many parents get a call about
    their son who was intoxicated and involved in a fight?
    It is scary or intimidating at first glance. Most of these incidents evolve
    at at college bar or in a city where there is a section of bars where all
    go to at particular age.
    The Southside of Pittsburgh is a relatively new area in the last 10 years
    where both adults and college students go to for fun.
    It has in recent years had its growing pains as far as security and fights. The city of Pittsburgh Police have been the beneficiaries of the
    explosion of securities needs at these bars.
    This has led to many a fight and has also led to many a situation where
    the Police have been involved. It usually involves a fight with minor
    Injuries to all parties.
    In these cases the first to get to the City Of Pgh. Police ( if they are in any way radicle

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