Darrelle Revis needed treatment after Pittsburgh fight

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- His status as a member of the New York Jets might be in question, but Darrelle Revis has more pressing matters.

The All-Pro cornerback was involved in an incident on Pittsburgh's South side last weekend.

According to WTAE-TV, Revis could face felony charges for the incident currently being investigated by Pittsburgh police. KDKA-TV reports that five people assaulted Revis.

WTAE-TV added that two men were taken to a hospital after the incident. Revis and his friend were allegedly involved in the altercation. The WTAE report said that police are "considering filing felony charges" regarding the altercation, which occurred at around 2:30 a.m. Revis has not yet been charged. Sources told WTAE that two men were punched near South 23rd St. and East Carson St., near many popular bars and restaurants.

According to WTAE, a police officer drove by the area and saw Revis speaking to two people. He said when he returned to the area, two of the men were knocked out and Revis was not present.

Revis, 31, played for the University of Pittsburgh before starring in the NFL. He is from Aliquippa.

Blaine Jones, Revis' attorney, said that Revis got medical attention after the incident and that his client was the one who was assaulted.

"Mr. Revis came home to Pittsburgh this past weekend to visit family and friends," the firm representing Revis said in a statement via CBS Pittsburgh. "During that time Mr. Revis went by a location in the Southside that he is in the process of developing. Mr. Revis was physically assaulted while at that location by a group of at least five people. Mr. Revis feared for his safety and retreated from the aggressors. Mr. Revis was not arrested after this incident. Mr. Revis sought medical attention as a result of the aforementioned attack.

According to both reports, two strangers recorded Revis on a cellphone while following him. One of the alleged victims told KDA-TV that Revis took the phone and tried to delete the video, before throwing it onto the street.

"We've spoken to Darrelle. We're aware of the incident. We'll have no further comment," the Jets said in a statement, via the New York Daily News.

Revis will likely move to safety or No. 2 cornerback next season. The four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection is due $13 million, with a $2 million roster bonus next season. He is signed with the Jets through 2019.

The Newark Star-Ledger reported Tuesday that the Revis has a 75 percent chance of being cut by the franchise. The Jets would save $9.4 million against the salary cap by cutting Revis. Earlier reports suggested that Revis would have to take a pay cut in order to stay with the Jets.
Alex Butler


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