SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017


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.


A gunman walked into Monique’s Lounge at N 23rd Street and W Indiana Ave in North Philadelphia around 1 a.m. Friday and got into a physical fight with the owner’s son, who was managing the bar, Philadelphia Police said.

The suspect shot the 46-year-old manager then announced a robbery.
“After shooting the victim, according to the witnesses, the shooter then pointed the gun at the bartender and announced a robbery and asked her to to give her all the money that was in the register,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The gunman wanted more than the $175 in the cash register.
“The perpetrator then leaned over and took a wallet and car keys from the individual he had just shot,” Small said.

The manager died at the hospital a short time later.
Investigators said the shooter was a male, his face covered and wearing blue jeans, standing around 5-foot, 9-inches tall.
Around 10:45 p.m., a gunman killed two brothers in a driveway along Upsal Street near Chew Avenue in the East Mount Airy neighborhood in the city.
The brothers, one 23 the other 24, were pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center. Neither was immediately identified.
The shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood since the brothers moved in a bout a month ago, Small said.
Investigators searched for four men witnesses said fired at least seven shots before fleeing on foot, police said.


A gunman shot and killed a teenager along a South Philadelphia street midday Wednesday.
Gunfire rang out on S Bancroft Street near Tasker Street around 11:45 a.m. leaving 17-year-old Tyrese Johnson shot twice in his back, Philadelphia police said.

Officers rushed the boy to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where doctors pronounced Johnson — who lived a few blocks away on Cleveland Street — dead a short time later, police said.
As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see investigators searching for clues.
When identifying Johnson Thursday, investigators still didn’t reveal a motive for the killing or name any possible suspects.


MAYFAIR (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are investigating the robbery of a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint by a teenager in Mayfair.

It happened around 4 p.m. Thursday in the 7900 block of Leon Street.

Police say the girl was robbed of her cellphone.

The girl was not hurt during the armed robbery.

Police are searching for the suspect who they say is a 15-year-old boy.



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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.