After news was released earlier Thursday of an incident involving New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis, it was found that the 31-year old was actually charged with multiple first-degree criminal felonies and one misdemeanor. The charges include two counts of aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy (aggravated assault), and terroristic threats.
According to a source that spoke with WTAE, a Pittsburgh news station, a police officer had spotted Revis talking to two men. When he circled back around, the officer said that Revis was gone and the other two involved were knocked out cold.
The altercation ensued when a 22-year old man felt he recognized Revis and begun following and recording the CB with his cell phone. The 22-year old and Revis exchanged words in a verbal confrontation before the CB grabbed the cell phone. A witness, a 21-year old man tried to help and retrieve the phone from Revis. Revis then threw the phone and physically assaulted the men. They both stated they remember being attacked, and then remember being awoken by the police.
This is an account of the altercation that was shared between Revis’ attorney, Blaine Jones, and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Here's the account from Blaine Jones, attorney from Darrelle Revis, during a short conversation I had with him. pic.twitter.com/9iePYBJF0n
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 16, 2017
Revis signed a 5-year $70.1 million deal with $39 million guaranteed in 2015 with the Jets after winning a Super Bowl in New England. Last season was plagued with injuries for Revis, and he was nowhere near the same caliber of player we are used to seeing. Due to his poor performance and his legal problems now, we could see the cornerback released from the Jets in due time.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but it could be an unfortunate end to a hall of fame caliber career. We will continue to follow the legal processes for Revis’ case and follow the punishments from both the legal system and the NFL.