New York Jets cornerback and former Pittsburgh Panther Darrelle Revis is under investigation by Pittsburgh police, who are considering filing charges stemming from an altercation on the South Side of Pittsburgh last weekend.
According to WTAE in Pittsburgh:
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 WTAE a timelime of the alleged events:
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.
Revis, 31, is a native of Aliquippa, PA has not been charged with any crime yet. His lawyer told KDKA in Pittsburgh that the incident took place when Revis came back home to visit family and friends. His lawyer claims he was allegedly assaulted by a group of five people.
According to Revis’ lawyer, the star cornerback was injured during the fight. There is no word how serious the injury is.
Revis, who is currently under contract with the New York Jets could be released after a rough season. Revis is considered one of the most acclimated football players in Pennsylvania history as he 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 Pittsburgh, where he earned All-American and All-Big East honors.
Revis, who currently is under contract with the Jets is widely considered to be released due to the lackluster season the 31-year old had.