New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been released on a non-monetary bond after turning himself in to Pittsburgh police on Friday.
On Thursday, Revis was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count of robbery, one felony count of conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.
Revis, who arrived at the Pittsburgh Municipal Court with his attorney and family members, did not speak to reporters and was set to appear before Judge Eugene Ricciardi. He didn't answer questions on his way in. Incidents like the one that happened early Sunday morning in Pittsburgh happen throughout the country late in the evening/early in the morning on virtually every weekend of the calendar.
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 [e] Revis, a cornerback in the NFL.
According to the complaint, the incident started when Cousins asked Revis to confirm he was the National Football League player.
The male began recording the interaction on his cellphone and continued following Revis.
Zacheriah Jarvis, a 21-year-old from Ross Township, Pennsylvania, who is Cousins' roommate, helped retrieve the phone, police said. Cousins told police that once Revis realized he was being recorded, he "pulled the phone" from Cousins' hand and "attempted to delete the video".
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A verbal argument followed.
Unless prosecutors have some specific animus toward Revis or a proverbial smoking gun that makes it an open-and-shut case, it's safe to say that the charges eventually will be reduced (like they were for Joey Porter) and that, ultimately, the situation will be resolved with Revis never facing jail or any other significant effect.
However, Revis' lawyer claimed that Revis was "physically assaulted" and that he "feared for his safety". During that time Mr. Revis went by a location in the South Side [a neighborhood in Pittsburgh] that he is in the process of developing. Revis is typically low key and has no history of off-the-field incidents, so let's give him his day in court before assuming the worst.
Jones told ESPN that Revis needed medical attention.
One of the NFL's most accomplished players, Revis is facing an uncertain future with the Jets.
A spokesperson with the New York Jets told CNN on Thursday that the organization is aware of the incident, has spoken to Revis and would have no further comment at this time. The Jets can save roughly $9 million if they cut him this offseason, according to Spotrac.