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Jets' Revis faces charges after street altercation

5 criminal charges include 4 felony counts

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis faces five criminal charges -- four of them felonies -- in relation to a street altercation in Pittsburgh on Sunday that also left him injured.

Revis was charged Thursday with two counts of aggravated assault, plus robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor, terroristic threats. The police issued a warrant for his arrest, and Revis will turn himself in, his attorney, Blaine Jones, told ESPN.

The alleged incident occurred when two men approached Revis at 2:43 a.m. Sunday in the city's South Side.

"(A 22-year-old man from Kittanning, Pa.,) began recording the interaction on his cellphone and continued following Revis. At some point, Revis snatched the cellphone away and attempted to delete the video," the police statement read. "Another 21-year-old male from Ross Township (Pa.) attempted to help the 22-year-old retrieve the cellphone. Revis then tossed the phone onto the roadway. A verbal argument followed.

"A male came to assist Revis. Both the 22-year-old and the 21-year-old state they were punched then remember waking up to talk to police. Witnesses state the two were unconscious for about 10 minutes. The officers viewed the cellphone video and confirmed that the person was Revis."

Jones told ESPN that Revis needed medical attention, though he did not specify the player's injuries.

Said Jones: "The bottom line is, Darrelle Revis was the victim in all of this. He never went out to start a fight. He has stellar credibility. ... He feared for his safety."

A team spokesman acknowledged that the Jets were aware of the incident but said no comment was forthcoming.

Revis, 31, is a four-time All-Pro and a former Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots. Once one of the league's top cornerbacks, his play slipped enough last year that he is viewed as a candidate to be cut next month based on his $15.3 million salary-cap figure.

In 10 NFL seasons -- the first six with the Jets, one each with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Patriots, and the past two with the Jets -- Revis has 29 interceptions, four forced fumbles and two sacks in 140 games (all starts). He was credited with 137 passes defensed.

Revis played 15 games last season, finishing with five passes defensed and one interception.

Revis was the Jets' 2007 first-round pick (14th overall) out of the University of Pittsburgh. He was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area.


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