Jets’ player #DarrelleRevis may be facing some legal troubles after it was reported that the football player was involved in a street fight while in Pittsburgh that left two men knocked unconscious.
According to WTAE, the seven-time Pro Bowler was apparently approached by two men early who commented on his clothing before asking if he was Revis, early Monday morning. When the 31-year-old confirmed who he was, the two men allegedly continued to follow after him and one pulled out his phone as he tried to record the football player walking away.
Apparently, Revis wasn’t with being bothered by the uninvited guests and and that’s when all hell broke loose. A police report details what happened:
“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 Darrelle 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.”
The sister of one of the victim’s friends, who also happened to be present during the incident, says she learned of the fight after her brother posted a picture of the victim laying in the hospital on SnapChat.
“He was with two of his buddies down in the South Side over the weekend, and I see a Snapchat of his friend laying in a hospital bed,” the woman said. “I immediately texted him and said, ‘What is (your friend) doing in a hospital bed?’ He said, ‘Darrelle Revis knocked him out.'”
Welp, Revis’ legal team is preparing for him to officially turn himself him but maintains that their client is the real victim.
“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,” his attorney Blaine Jones Law said in a statement. “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.”
Jones also kept the same story with reporters. Via WTAE :
“He was not the aggressor that night. He was 1,000 percent the victim,” Jones said. “He tried to retreat. He did everything in his power to try to get this situation to die down, to de-escalate this situation that the other group started. Darrelle was by himself when he was physically assaulted by one of the men, and unfortunately, at what point in time do you say enough is enough?”
When asked if Revis threw any punches, Jones said, “All I can tell you is that if any punches were thrown, they were thrown in self-defense, but Darrelle did not initiate any of the physical contact. Do you think Darrelle Revis would go down to the South Side and start throwing punches?”
The story is still developing, we will keep you posted. Let’s chat below!
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