Jets’ Darrelle Revis Facing Charges

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was injured in an weekend altercation, and is now being formally charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of robbery, one count of conspiracy – aggravated assault, and one count of terroristic threat, the former four of which are felonies. A warrant has been issued for Revis’ arrest, and the 31-year-old is set to turn himself into police.Darrelle Revis (vertical)

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Revis’ lawyer indicated his client was assaulted by a group of five people, but the police report states Revis and a partner may have instigated the violence. The account claims Revis was approached by a tandem of men who questioned whether Revis was an NFL player, and began to video him. Revis reportedly grabbed the men’s phone, at which point the altercation began.

Revis, at one time, was considered to be one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. He returned to the Jets prior to the 2015 season and while he earned a Pro Bowl nod in his first year back, his 2016 season turned out to be a disaster. The Jets have been expected to either restructure Revis’ deal this offseason or release him entirely. If Revis was badly injured in this brawl, it could impact his future with the team and in football as a whole.

Additionally, Revis could face a suspension and/or see his guaranteed 2017 salary voided as a result of this incident. Already expected to be a candidate for release this offseason, Revis is now more likely than ever to be cut and could end up retiring, per Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter links).

Last year, Revis appeared in 15 games for the Jets and totaled 53 tackles and one interception. Pro Football Focus ranked Revis as just the 66th best cornerback in the NFL out of 112 qualified players. His 72.1 overall score was a career-low and not at all in line with his monster contract.

KDKA-TV offered one account of the incident, while WTAE provided another. Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reported Revis was formally facing charges and would turn himself into police.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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18 comments on “Jets’ Darrelle Revis Facing Charges

  1. fathead112805

    5 on 1…Revis must have felt like he was on an Island…

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  2. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    If you’ve ever been to Aliquippa, this story makes sense.

    Why he went back there, does not.

    Get well and move your family out of there, Man. Seriously.

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    • BoSox009

      His lawyer said he was there to check out a property he was developing

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  3. whereslou

    I wonder what terroristic threat he made maybe I am going to blow this sh*t hole up? Seems like a good thing not something you would get arrested for. Then when it is 5-1 what could he have done to be charged? All he has to do is say he was in fear of his life and he should be in the clear. Sounds like a little hometown justice to me. The homeboys get their butts kicked so we are going to charge the guy who did it.

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    • RockHard

      Except it is also Revis’s home town and he is probably the most famous person from there right now..

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      • RockHard

        I don’t see why they would put charges on the hometown hero in a 5 on 1 situation unless he was obviously in the wrong

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    • Apparently (a friend in law enforcement told me this) that terroristic threats could qualify as saying something along the lines of “I’m going to hurt (or worse) you (or your family/friends).”

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      • whereslou

        So I am going to kick your a** is a terroristic threat? What a pussified nation we have become.

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  4. jgiun1@yahoo.com

    He fought them in Southside….that’s a good area but party party central….that’s where Joel Porter got arrested in the south side bar district.

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  5. Captain_obvious

    Revis is from Aliquippa Pa an area about 45 minutes away from the Southside of Pittsburgh….. this would of never happened in Quip but ask Joey Porter anything can happen on the southside

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