MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Category: SPORTS

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis ARRESTED after Knocking Out 2 Guys


New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor by Pittsburgh police Thursday night stemming from his alleged involvement in a street altercation over the weekend that witnesses say left two men unconscious.

Police charged Revis with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count each of robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.

Revis’ attorney, Blaine Jones, told ESPN that he was trying to reach the four-time All-Pro by phone Thursday night to arrange for him to surrender to police. It was unknown whether Revis had turned himself him.

The incident occurred at 2:43 a.m. ET Sunday in Pittsburgh’s popular South Side. Two men, ages 22 and 21, told police they were punched by Revis amid a verbal altercation. Witnesses said the two men were unconscious for 10 minutes, according to police.

Revis, who grew up in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, and starred at the University of Pittsburgh, required medical attention, Jones told ESPN. The attorney declined to reveal the nature and severity of any injuries.

A Jets spokesman said Thursday that the team was aware of the incident and had spoken to Revis. A source told ESPN’s Ed Werder that coach Todd Bowles was among the officials who discussed the incident with Revis.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league would look into the matter.

According to police, a 22-year-old man from Kittanning, Pennsylvania, was walking on a street when he spotted someone who resembled Revis. The man confronted Revis, who acknowledged his identity. At that point, the man began recording video on his cellphone and continued to follow the NFL star.

“At some point, Revis snatched the cellphone away and attempted to delete the video,” the police statement said.

According to the police statement, Revis tossed the cellphone on the street. A 21-year-old man from Ross Township, Pennsylvania, helped retrieve it. An argument ensued. An unidentified man came to help Revis. The other men told police they “were punched, then remember waking up to talk to police.”

Officers viewed the cellphone video at the scene and confirmed the person in it was Revis.

The men said they later took themselves to the hospital and that one was diagnosed with an orbital floor fracture.

Jones said Revis had returned home to Pittsburgh to visit family and friends and stopped by a location on the South Side that he is in the process of developing. Asked by reporters Thursday night why Revis was there at such a late hour, Jones said his client “didn’t want to be around a lot of people” while looking at the real estate investments and “kind of wanted to do it on his own terms.”

Revis was “physically assaulted while at the location by a group of at least five people,” Jones said.

The attorney said Revis was shoved by one of the men and attempted to walk away. The man who pushed Revis, he said, yelled at him. At that point, Revis knocked the cellphone out of the man’s hand, according to Jones.

“It’s my understanding that when Darrelle turned around he wasn’t sure whether it was a weapon or a phone,” Jones told reporters. “He didn’t know. He just knows he left, these guys were saying his name, he turns around and sees an object and he wasn’t sure what it was or whether he was going to get robbed or assaulted or what.

“He feared for his safety.”

Jones said Revis still hasn’t been afforded a chance to give a statement to police. He said multiple requests to view the cellphone video haven’t been granted.

“The bottom line is, Darrelle Revis was the victim in all of this,” Jones told ESPN in a phone interview. “He never went out to start a fight. He has stellar credibility.”

Revis, one of the NFL’s most accomplished players, is facing an uncertain future with the Jets. After a disappointing season — he called it the worst of his career — the 31-year-old Revis could be a salary-cap casualty in the coming weeks; he’s due a $2 million roster bonus on March 11, plus another $13 million in base salary (including $6 million guaranteed).

Revis acknowledged he reported to training camp last season out of shape, contributing to his slow start. He has vowed to rebound in 2017, even saying he’s willing to switch to safety.

The Jets have been tight-lipped about Revis’ status, even before last weekend’s incident.

Revis, who spent one year apiece with the Buccaneers and Patriots, made a triumphant return to the Jets in 2015, signing a five-year, $70 million contract. Since then, he has struggled to reach the standard he set from 2007 to ’11, when he was regarded as the best cornerback in the league.

NFL WR Arrested for Owing $400,000 in Back Child Support


METAIRIE, La. — Former Saints and Chargers receiver Robert Meachem began serving a 30-day jail sentence Monday after failing to pay nearly $400,000 in alimony and child support, according to court records in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Meachem, 32, can be released once $100,000 has been paid to his ex-wife, Andrea Rhodes. The couple divorced in 2014 and agreed to split custody of their two children.

The New Orleans Advocate reported that a judge ruled Meachem owed $588,000 and had paid only about $200,000. Meachem made more than $20 million in his eight-year career.

But according to the Advocate and NOLA.com, Meachem testified that he believed much of his money had been taken by a former officer of one of his charitable foundations and another assistant, since he didn’t pay enough attention to his bank balances.

Meachem said he had to borrow money from former NFL associates to get by.

According to NOLA.com, an attorney for Meachem’s ex-wife claimed in a previous hearing that Meachem secretly took millions out of their joint accounts. Meachem was also fined $500 for failing to produce an assistant in court to testify about his finances. A judge also denied Meachem’s request for a new trial.

Meachem, a first-round draft choice out of Tennessee in 2007, played a key role as a deep threat on the Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl championship team. He had 178 catches for 2,914 yards and 29 total touchdowns in his career — plus one touchdown in the playoffs.

Meachem signed a lucrative long-term deal with the Chargers in 2012 that included $14 million in guaranteed money, but was released after one disappointing season and returned to the Saints in 2013. Meachem last played in 2014.

NBA legend Charles Oakley Slaps Security Guards at Madison Square Garden


It was a crazy night at the Garden Wednesday, that saw a Knick legend hauled out of the arena by security, handcuffed and taken to jail in front of a stunned star-studded crowd just a few feet from Garden chairman James Dolan.

Charles Oakley, known for his physical style of play that made him an All-Star and helped the Knicks reach the NBA Finals in 1994, vehemently denied that he yelled at the Knick owner moments before being thrown out by several security guards.

Oakley told the Daily News moments after being released from Midtown South police station at around midnight that the Garden security asked him to leave because Dolan did not want him there.

“I was there for four minutes,” Oakley said late Wednesday night. “I didn’t say anything to him. I swear on my mother. They came over and wanted to know why I was sitting there. I bought the ticket. I said why do you guys keep staring at me. Then they asked me to leave. And I said I’m not leaving”

What followed next is the ugliest chapter yet in a rapidly deteriorating Knicks season, all on full display in front of a nationally televised audience and the league’s commissioner Adam Silver. Oakley was confronted by security, forcefully shoving one guard and appearing to strike another before he was physically removed from the stands.

However, sources at the Garden and police sources dispute Oakley’s account of the altercation, saying the scuffle was provoked by the former Knick yelling at his longtime nemesis Dolan.

Oakley was asked by several members of Garden security to leave, and then was seen shoving the swarming security guards – not far from tennis legend John McEnroe and with Dolan standing nearby in a maroon scarf.

Oakley was then escorted through the tunnel, taken to the floor by NYPD, and cuffed. According to police, Oakley was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault, one of criminal trespass. A source said that Oakley declined legal representation because he was only hit with a desk appearance ticket. He was released from the Midtown South precinct at around midnight by police and snuck out the back door and into a black SUV, avoiding the waiting press outside.

10 Grader Scores 92 Pts in a High School Basketball Game


According to his father, Chino Hills (Calif.) High School basketball player LaMelo Ball went crazy on Tuesday night.

In a good way.

Ball, who is the younger brother of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, scored 92 points in a game on Tuesday. Yep, 92 points.

Ball was 30 of 39 on two-point shots, 7 of 22 on three-point attempts and made 11 of 14 free throws in a 146-123 win over Los Osos.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Ball’s brother LiAngelo, the team’s usual leading scorer, didn’t play so LaMelo got the chance to shoot.

ESPN’s Jeff Borzelo talked with Ball’s father, who said LaMelo had 29 points at halftime “and then he went crazy.”

The Times noted that Ball scored 41 points in the fourth quarter (in just eight minutes).

Los Osos coach Dave Smith told the Times that Chino Hills players were fouling so his team could not run out the clock, and that allowed Ball to score more points.

“That’s wrong,” Smith said. “It goes against everything CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) stands for. The Ball boys are very talented and great players, but it’s embarrassing to high school athletics. I’ve been coaching for 35 years, and we’ve turned high school athletics into individualism.

“It’s amazing to watch a kid score that many points. But it’s tough to say that’s what CIF athletics is about.”

The record for a high school game is 135 points by Danny Heater of Burnsville (W.Va.) High School in 1960.

Tom Brady and Patriots Come Back and Win – Is he the GOAT ???


After starting off the game horribly, the Patriots found themselves

down 21-3. Then they scored 19 points in the 4th quarter including the tying

touchdown with a minute left and then scoring a touchdown on the opening

possession of overtime. Tom Brady wins his 5th Super Bowl Ring.

Is He The G.O.A.T. ????




HOUSTON — Because the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t turn a fast start into

the big finish, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady showed every

bit of his big-game experience and every letter of his Hall of Fame

résumé.

Brady led the Patriots back from deficits of 21-0 and 28-3 with a throw-

early, throw-late approach as the Patriots roared back to win Super Bowl

LI 34-28 in the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. Entering

Sunday, no team had won the Super Bowl after trailing by more than 10

points.

Brady was named the game’s MVP.

Brady finished 43-of-62 passing for 466 yards and two touchdowns.

Brady had his first interception returned for a touchdown in any post-

season game he has played in in the second quarter when Falcons corner-

back Robert Alford snatched one of Brady’s passes and returned it 82

yards for the score.

But Brady powered the Patriots comeback’ from a 28-3 deficit late in

the third quarter for the win. It was Brady’s fourth Super Bowl MVP

award. It also closed out a season that opened with Brady serving a
four-game suspension for Deflategate.

It was the fifth Super Bowl win of Brady’s career.

Brady’s heroics also prevented Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan from

completing a sweep of the league’s major awards. Ryan was remarkably

efficient Sunday night, finishing 17-of-23 passing for 284 yards and

two touchdowns.

By the time Ryan tossed his second touchdown pass of the game with

8:31 left in the third quarter, he was 12-of-14 passing for 193 yards

and the two touchdowns.

Ryan finished 17-of-23 passing for 284 yards and two touchdowns.