Revis attacked, injured in Pittsburgh.
Jets’ Cornerback Darrelle Revis Hurt In South Side*Fight
February 16, 2017
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — New York Jets cornerback and former Pitt star Darrelle Revis has been injured after getting into an altercation on the South Side.
His lawyer told KDKA it happened when he came home to visit family and friends this weekend.
While he was in town, he was allegedly assaulted by a group of five people.
Revis’ lawyer said he feared for his safety and eventually went to get medical treatment.
A conflicting report
NFL star Darrelle Revis under investigation for South Side altercation
Sources say the New York Jets cornerback, an Aliquippa native and multi-time All-Pro, was involved in an incident that saw two men punched and knocked out in an early-morning street altercation last weekend.
Feb 16, 2017
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, a multi-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection, is being investigated by Pittsburgh police, who are considering filing felony charges stemming from an early-morning street altercation on the South Side last weekend.
The 31-year-old Aliquippa native has not been charged, and it's not clear if he is currently in Pennsylvania.
Sources close to the investigation told Pittsburgh's Action News 4 that two men were punched near the corner of South 23rd and East Carson streets. The incident was reported around 2:30 a.m. Monday.
A police officer who drove by the area saw Revis speaking to two people; when he came back around, two of them were knocked out and Revis was gone, sources said.
Police have retrieved video from a phone belonging to one of the alleged victims, despite a claim by the victims that Revis took the phone from its owner and tried to delete video before throwing the phone into Carson Street, sources said.
Sources provided this timeline of the alleged events:
- Revis was approached by two people on the street who complimented his clothes and asked if he was Revis.
- Revis answered yes. The men continued to follow him and started recording him on a cellphone.
- A shoving match ensued as Revis asked the men to leave him alone.
- Victims say Revis grabbed the phone from one man in an attempt to delete the video, then threw the phone into Carson Street.
- A friend of Revis' approached, and the two men were punched. Nobody saw who threw the blows.
- Both of the injured men were taken to the hospital. One suffered broken bones around his eye.
One of the most acclaimed football stars in WPIAL history, Revis was named the Class AA Player of the Year in Pennsylvania after leading Aliquippa High School to a state title in 2003. He went on to play for Pitt, where he earned All-America and All-Big East honors.
Revis was drafted 14th overall by the Jets in 2007. His NFL career has also included stints with Tampa Bay and New England, where he was a member of the Super Bowl XLIX championship team.
WTF!!! your a multi millionaire and your walking around w/o private security. That is such a lack of responsibility it is beyond comprehension. Listen your not joe blow no more. Your not just a fellow from the neighborhood. Lack of judgement don't care if you think your loved by everyone thats just a foolish idea all together. You have to protect your interest 1. yourself 2. family 3 your friggn money. Hire your security staff and roll with them. Jesus use your head. So as you see i'm not saying he is at fault for starting this incident im just saying your a goof for allowing it to happen due to not having a security team to be with you.
Originally Posted by ret2ski
Most hitting the greedy lazy putz has done in over a year.
Last edited by MSGold12; 02-16-2017 at 11:37 PM.
He's mentally ill.
I'm no psychiatrist but I thought this guy had a unhealthy obsession with money with his multiple holdouts here. We all love money that's why we go to work this guy takes it to different abnormal levels.
Mike Tannenbaum's ONLY rookie holdout ever here he got FOUR count 'em FOUR first round picks into camp on time in 2000.
Not this guy.
Then last year when he blamed his former agents for the bad press he was getting then how he tried to explain how he was still worth the $17 million he was stealing from Woody last season now this I'm convinced this guy is bat**** crazy.
I'm reading he's being charged with four felonies including ROBBERY. Innocent until proven guilty I get that but the fact that this guy would even be charged with that crime after the $17 million he stole from Woody in 2016.
He needs help.
Last edited by ganggreen76; 02-17-2017 at 03:44 AM.
Breaking down the charges against Jets CB Darrelle Revis, plus a look at the next legal steps
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with felonies for his alleged role in an altercation that took place in Pittsburgh last Sunday. According to a statement released by the Pittsburgh Police Department (PPD), the incident began when an unnamed 22-year old man recognized Revis while walking at around 2:30 am. He then approached Revis, who hails from nearby Aliquippa, Pa., to see if it was really Revis. Revis confirmed his identity to the man.
At that point, the encounter turned problematic.
The man took out his cell phone and started to record Revis, who promptly asked the man to stop. The man refused and continued to record Revis. A frustrated Revis then grabbed the man’s phone and tried, unsuccessfully, to delete the video. Revis then tossed the phone onto the street. Around this time, an unidentified 21-year-old man came to aid the 22-year-old man. As the two men argued with Revis, yet another unidentified man arrived at the scene. This person arrived to assist Revis, which led to an apparent square off between Revis and his associate on one side and the 22- and 21-year old guys on the other. Punches were then thrown and the 22- and 21-year-old men were knocked out. Witnesses told the police that the two men were unconscious for about 10 minutes. They were both hospitalized and one of them suffered a serious facial injury.
A crucial piece of evidence was left behind: the 22-year-old’s cellphone and its video contents. An officer reviewed the video and confirmed that Revis was present at the scene. It’s unclear whether the video implicates Revis*in committing a crime. That said, and as explained below, Revis has been charged with robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.
An attorney for Revis offers a very different version of the facts
It is worth noting that an incident report offered by law enforcement is one version of what took place, and a court or jury might later reject it. If and when Revis addresses the incident, he would likely offer a very different portrayal of what occurred and his role in it.
In the meantime, Blaine Jones, an attorney representing Revis, has issued a statement. Jones appears to confirm Revis’s presence at the scene of the incident but contradicts the narrative provided by the PPG. According to Jones, Revis was “physically assaulted” by “a group of at least 5 people” and Revis “feared for his safety and retreated from the aggressors.” Jones also stresses that Revis sought medical attention for injuries caused by the “attack.” Jones has also confirmed to ESPN that his client will comply with a forthcoming arrest warrant and will turn himself in.
The focus of Darrelle*Revis's life is about to turn from football to defending himself from serious charges that, if they become convictions, will threaten 31-year-old former University of Pittsburgh star with several years in prison.*
The prosecutor’s theory of robbery is likely that Revis used force to dispossess the man of his cell phone and, in doing so, inflicted serious physical injury on the man. It’s also possible that Revis threatened the man with serious bodily injury. It is unclear at this time with which degree of robbery Revis has been charged. However, under Pennsylvania law, a conviction on first degree felony robbery would carry up to 20 years in prison. Knocking someone out and rendering them unconscious for 10 minutes would likely qualify as “serious bodily harm” and appropriate of a first degree charge.
A charge of terroristic threats is also serious, with a potential five-year prison sentence under Pennsylvania law. A terroristic threat is not synonymous with a “terrorist” threat. A terroristic threat is instead a threat to harm another person with the goal of terrorizing that individual. While the charges have not yet been explained by law enforcement, Revis is presumably accused of threatening the two men with harm in hopes of terrorizing them.
Conspiracy is a similarly worrisome charge for Revis. Conspiracy entails that*Revis and his associate planned to commit a crime—in this case, knocking out the 21- and 22-year old men. With conspiracy, even if the associate of Revis threw all of the punches that caused the injuries, Revis could face the same criminal penalty as his associate. This would be the case if there is sufficient evidence of both a conspiracy and overt acts to accomplish that conspiracy. As a result, if Revis’s associate is convicted of second degree aggravated assault—which entails causing serious bodily injury by acting with extreme indifference to human life and carries a potential 10-year prison sentence—conspiracy would pose a potential 10-year prison sentence for Revis, too.*Revis has also been charged with aggravated assault (presumably second degree and presumably for throwing punches that allegedly caused some of the injuries).
Even if Revis is convicted on all of these charges, he would likely face nowhere near the maximum penalty. Revis has no criminal record and is, by all accounts, a law-abiding citizen.
Still, a charged and convicted Revis could face some time behind bars. With that in mind, prior to any trial, Revis and his legal team may try to negotiate a plea deal with the office of Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, Jr.* that would not carry prison time.
The two men could also sue Revis for personal injuries caused by the incident. Such a lawsuit, however, would only threaten Revis with a court order to pay money.
The defense strategy for Revis
As Blaine Jones (the attorney for Revis) contends, Revis could be the victim of a crime rather than a perpetrator. He might also be a victim and a perpetrator.
One key defense for Revis is that he acted in self-defense. A sensible reading of the available facts suggests that a complete stranger harassed Revis in the early morning hours. This stranger may have sought to aggravate Revis, perhaps to get Revis to do something regrettable while on video. Revis could assert that the man was invading his privacy. He might also insist that the man, by following him with a camera, may have been looking for trouble. If the man had been impaired from alcohol or drugs, Revis would have a more compelling argument.
In order to establish self defense, Revis would need to show that his use of force was justifiable. Along those lines, he would need to show that he believed the force he inflicted was necessary to protect himself from being attacked. If Revis punched the man only because he was recording Revis without permission, Revis would not be able to successfully invoke self-defense—this is true even if the recording was unlawful. One cannot punch a photographer—even a photographer who is invading privacy—because being videotaped doesn’t threaten physical injury. If instead Revis used force to defend himself from an attack, self defense would become a more viable defense. Also, if he had been threatened with imminent attack, Revis, per Pennsylvania’s “stand your ground” law, would have had no duty to retreat.
In addition to self defense, Revis will assert that there was neither a conspiracy to commit a crime nor any terroristic threats. He will contend that his use of force was a spur of the moment decision, triggered by a stranger who was suddenly harassing him in the middle of the night.*Along those lines, Revis will contend there was no opportunity to “conspire” with his associate since everything happened so quickly.
Further, Revis could direct attention to the time of the day: it was around 2:30 am, meaning it was dark outside. The persons involved in the incident and other witnesses may not have had a good visual read on the situation. Given the late time, it also stands to reason that tiredness may have impaired witnesses' observations and perceptions.
The Jets and the NFL will monitor developments closely
Revis’s NFL career could be impacted substantially by this turn of events. For starters, the Jets may be more inclined to cut him. Revis has been a disappointment since the four-time All Pro signed a 5-year contract with the Jets in 2015. The deal is worth $70 million, with $39 million guaranteed. Revis, who was the NFL’s most dominant cornerback during his first stint with the Jets (2007-12), has seemingly lost a step and is now eyeing a position change to safety. As explained by Darryl Slater of NJ.com last November, the contract signed by Revis is structured so that the Jets could cut him during this off-season with manageable salary cap consequences. Revis’s*legal issues only give the Jets more reason to cut him.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will also be paying close attention to legal developments concerning Revis. Under Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement, Goodell is authorized to punish players for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of, or public confidence in, the game of professional football.” It is likely that Goodell will wait to see how the charges are resolved before issuing a fine or suspension.
Connor Hughes @Connor_J_Hughes 11h
Revis attorney also asked police to release cellphone video to public. Said he grabbed phone because he thought it could be weapon.
I completely understand Darrelle, I have that problem all the time!
Revis is right . If a douchebag is filming him , he has the right to stick the cell phone up his ass . CASE CLOSED .
I can't help but wonder how many people are behind bars because they thought they had that right, which they don't.
Originally Posted by no psl
Bleacher report is saying that Revis has language in his contract that allows the team to void his contract in the case of an incident like this happened.
A take it for what it's worth at this point without some kind of confirmation IMO.
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