Arrest warrant issued for Jets player Darrelle Revis

Warrant issued for Jets player Darrelle Revis
Posted at 9:39 AM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 09:39:28-05

An arrest warrant has now been issued for New York Jets player Darrelle Revis.

The veteran cornerback faces charges of robbery, conspiracy, making terroristic threats and aggravated assault following an altercation last weekend in Pittsburgh.

Police tell WABC-TV a man approached Revis as he was walking on Pittsburgh's southside around 2:45 a.m. Sunday and started recording him with his cell phone.

"At some point, Revis snatched the cell phone away and attempted to delete the video," Pittsburgh police said.

When another man got involved to help retrieve the cell phone, police say Revis threw the phone in the road.

The men claim they were then punched and knocked unconscious.

An attorney for Revis disputes the claim, saying Revis was approached by a group of men and at least one of them was drunk and out of control. He claims Revis was only defending himself and did not initiate the altercation.

Revis is well-known to Bills fans. He played for the Jets from 2007-2012 and the New England Patriots in 2014 before rejoining the Jets in 2015.

The Jets say they are aware of the situation and have spoken to Revis, according to WABC.