Darrelle Revis Threatened Witness After Street Fight
PITTSBURGH (CBSNewYork/AP) — A witness claims that seconds after Darrelle Revis got into a street fight with two men, the Jets star approached him with his fists clenched and asked, “Do you want to be next?”
The statement from Nathan Watt is included in a complaint report filed by a Pittsburgh police officer.
Revis is expected to turn himself in to police after being charged with two counts of aggravated assault, along with charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and terroristic threats, a misdemeanor.
The altercation occurred around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood. Dallas Cousins, 22, told police he approached Revis on the street after recognizing him and started taking cellphone video of the All-Pro cornerback only after Revis, 31, became agitated. Cousins said Revis then pushed him in the chest, grabbed the phone, attempted to delete the video and then tossed the phone in the street.
A police officer reviewed the video, which he said showed Revis, a native of nearby Aliquippa, becoming hostile but walking away before asking, “Why are you following me?” several times.
Cousins and his roommate, Zacheriah Jarvis, 21, who claims he tried to help his friend, were both knocked out for several minutes before waking up to talk to police. Neither they nor Watt saw who threw the punches, the police report said. Another unidentified man, who might have been a friend of Revis’, had walked up on the scene, the complaint said.
Cousins and Jarvis declined medical treatment at the scene, but later went to a hospital. Cousins said he was diagnosed with a fracture near his eye, and Jarvis had a bruised cheek.