A judge dismissed all criminal charges against NFL free-agent cornerback Darrelle Revis yesterday. Those charges, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of robbery, one count of making a terroristic threat and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, stemmed from an alleged street fight incident that occurred last month in Pittsburgh.
It was an easy call for the judge after a close friend of Revis, a guy named Rashawn Bolton, testified that it was him who punched and knocked out the two men and not Revis.
Witnesses said those two men, Dallas Cousins and Zacheriah Jarvis, both in their early twenties, approached Revis outside a bar that night and began following and the NFL star.
One began videotaping Revis, the incident escalated, an argument ensued, then punches were thrown. The men said they were both punched and knocked unconscious in the street. They were later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment with one treated for a broken bone near his eye.
During the testimony, Bolton also said it was his voice and not Revis’ that was on the cellphone used in the incident and investigation. The audio on that phone plays a man brashly declaring:
“I knocked both of these mother f____ers out!”
When the incident happened Revis’ attorney said Revis was the victim and feared for his safety. Well, maybe, but regardless of who instigated the fight, Revis still may face a civil suit from Cousins and Jarvis, and or, discipline from the NFL for possibly violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
NFL commish Roger Goodell appears to have his schedule filling up with personal conduct incidents. This Revis incident, some offseason arrests and the ongoing Ezekiel Elliott investigation and St. Patty’s Day #Breastgate.