Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Darrelle Revis
A judge has dropped all charges against former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis for an alleged assault in Pittsburgh last month. Pittsburgh Municipal Court Judge Jeffrey A. Manning dismissed five criminal charges against Revis after hearing a testimony from Rashawn Bolton, Revis’ longtime friend, during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.
Bolton testified he came to Revis’ aid and knocked out two men who allegedly were in a physical altercation with the Revis on Feb. 12. Bolton also testified that it was his voice on the video released by TMZ last month showing the aftermath of the fight.
“What happened is in the past now and all I can do is move forward,” Revis told NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala after the hearing concluded.
“Darrelle Revis is a peaceful, quiet, private individual and a law-abiding citizen,” Robert Del Greco Jr., Revis’ attorney, told reporters after the hearing. “A neutral, detached, disinterested judge determined that there isn’t even probable cause for this case to warrant further trial consideration.
“There is no reason these charges should have been brought.”
A friend of the two victims said the men were unconscious “for at least 10 minutes.” When asked by police if Revis or Bolton was responsible for knocking out his friends, the witness said, “I don’t know, it happened so fast.”
Revis is currently a free agent and when asked about playing for the Steelers, he said it would be a “dream.”