Uh oh! New York Jets star Darrelle Revis is staring down some very serious charges including assault and robbery after allegedly getting in a street fight that left two men unconscious. We’ve got all the details, right here!
Big trouble! Darrelle Revis, 31, is facing charges of aggravated assault, robbery, terroristic threats and conspiracy after allegedly getting involved in a street fight while visiting Pittsburgh on Feb. 13. He was reportedly approached in the early morning hours by a 22-year-old man who came up to him asking if it was really the New York Jets’ star cornerback. When he affirmed his identity, the guy started filming and following him with his phone and that’s when he claims Darrelle lost it.
A 21-year-old man came along to help after Darrelle allegedly grabbed the phone from the fan’s hand and smashed it on the ground. They claim that a friend joined the athlete and that the last memory the men have is of being punched, waking up on the street after laying unconscious for 10 terrifying minutes. Police have reviewed video from the alleged victim’s phone and have confirmed the identity of the seven-time Pro Bowl star.
Darrelle’s attorney Blaine Jones tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that his client went out for dinner and then headed to the south side of town to check out a building that he’s developing. “There he encountered a group of five to six men and one of them appeared to be intoxicated. Darrelle then said, ‘Whoa buddy, I don’t want any problems,’ but the guys friends were egging him on. Darrelle backed up and said, ‘My name is Darelle Revis and I am a football player and I don’t want any problems.'”
“Some of the guys in the group were receptive to that while others didn’t care who he was. Darrelle figured, ‘these guys aren’t giving up, I need to get out of here,’ so he turned around to leave. However two of the guys followed him and then Darrelle heard his name being called so he turned around and he realized it was the same guys and at that point he feared for his safety. The men had something in their hands and Darrelle wasn’t sure what it was so he snatched it out of their hands and then realized it was a cell phone. He discarded it and a fight ensued. Darrelle sustained injuries and sought medical attention. He has told me that he did not knock anyone out.”
Blaine says Darrelle “is disappointed, devastated. He has never been in any type of trouble. We hope his injuries will not affect his NFL career.” He’s currently in the third year of a $70 million five year deal with the Jets.
HollywoodLifers, this story is developing and we’ll keep you posted as more details are revealed.