Darrelle Revis is free to play football again.
A Pittsburgh judge has dismissed all charges against the former Jets cornerback who was accused of knocking two men out cold after a street confrontation in February, according to an NFL Network reporter.
Rashawn Bolton, Revis’ high school teammate, testified that he delivered the knockout punches.
“If you was my friend and you said you was getting jumped, I’d help you,” Bolton told a prosecutor. Bolton said he pulled the accusers off Revis, and punched them after they charged. Bolton said it was his voice that was the one heard on a video, bragging “I knocked both of these motherf—— out.”
He left court without further comment.
Revis, wearing a red-patterned suit and blue tie under a gray wool coat, arrived at court just before 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing.
Revis, 31, was charged with aggravated assault, robbery and other crimes after a confrontation in his hometown with two men, aged 22 and 21, in February.
The men told Pittsburgh police that they were assaulted — it’s unclear by whom — while taking video of Revis on the street. One of the men reportedly suffered broken bones in his face. Revis’ attorney claimed from the start that his client was not the aggressor in the situation.
Revis was charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor.
Two weeks later, he was cut by the Jets, after his second tour of duty with the team. The separation may have had more to do with his poor performance on the field last season, and his high salary.
In 2015 Revis signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Jets that came with $39 million in guaranteed money.
In November, following an embarrassing 9-6 loss at home to the Rams, Revis said flatly “I’m old” when he was asked about his steep decline.
The cornerback could face additional discipline from the NFL, but that likely depends on the outcome of his criminal case.
Published at Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:09:12 +0000