New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor stemming from a February 12 incident in Pittsburgh. According to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety 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 against the 31-year-old Revis include robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.
Revis was charged on Thursday with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count of robery, one felony count of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, and one misdemeanor of making terroristic threats. According to media reports, Revis is expected to turn himself into police.
How the NFL reacts to this, and what the Jets do with the aging cornerback remains to be seen. For more on the situation, check out Gang Green Nation.