Just when Jets fans thought they could stop thinking about the horrendous 2016 season and look forward to the NFL Draft and the 2017 season, Darrelle Revis went to Pittsburgh and restarted the misery for Gang Green fans.
Revis, the Aliquippa, Pa. native, had a season to forget with the Jets this past season, and now things have taken a turn for the worse. The 31 year old cornerback was visiting family in Pittsburgh when an altercation broke out, and now he’s facing charges which includes robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.
In response to the incident, the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety issued the following statement on their website:
On Sunday, February 12 at approximately 2:43 a.m., Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of S. 23rd and E. Carson streets for a report that two males had been knocked unconscious. According to the investigation, a 22-year-old male from Kittanning was walking along E. Carson Street when he spotted a male who resembled Aliquippa native Darrell Revis, a cornerback in the NFL. He asked if the man was Darrell Revis and he confirmed that he was. The male began recording the interaction on his cellphone and continued following Revis. At some point, Revis snatched the cellphone away and attempted to delete the video. Another 21-year-old male from Ross Township attempted to help the 22-year-old retrieve the cellphone. Revis then tossed the phone onto the roadway. A verbal argument followed. A male came to assist Revis. Both the 22-year-old and the 21-year-old state they were punched then remember waking up to talk to police. Witnesses state the two were unconscious for about 10 minutes. The Officers viewed the cellphone video and confirmed that the person was Revis. Charges are pending against the 31-year-old Revis to include robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.
But Revis’ attorney, Blaine Jones Law, contradicted the report and issued their own statement in regards to the incident:
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 Southside that he is in the process of developing. Mr. Revis was physically assaulted while at that location by a group of at least 5 people. Mr. Revis feared for his safety and retreated from the aggressors. Mr. Revis was not arrested after this incident. Mr. Revis sought medical attention as a result of the aforementioned attack.
Reports varied between Revis being the victim and Revis being the aggressor, with CBS Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh’s WTAE reporting the latter. Meanwhile the Jets, who were notified about the incident, have not issued a statement as of yet.
More to come on this quickly developing incident.