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NFL Player Darrelle Revis Charged With Four Felonies Following Pittsburgh Street Fight: Police

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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was involved in a fight with two men in Pittsburgh last weekend and was charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor, according to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

In a statement released Thursday, police say Revis, 31, was walking along the street at around 2:43 a.m. when he was approached by a 22-year-old male. Police say the man asked Revis if he was in fact the NFL player and Revis said he was.

According to police, the man then began to film Revis on his phone and followed him until Revis eventually grabbed the phone from the man in an attempt to delete the video.

At some point, police say the man’s friend came to help him retrieve his phone from Revis, but Revis threw the phone into the street and a verbal argument ensued. Police say a man then came to assist Revis and the two men say they were punched. The next thing the two men remember, they told police, was waking up to talk to the police.

Witnesses told police the two men were unconscious for 10 minutes.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police says they have reviewed the cellphone video and confirmed the man in question was Revis.

Police say Revis was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count each of robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats. It was not immediately clear if he has entered a plea, and calls to his attorneys Thursday night were not returned.

A Jets spokesman confirmed that Revis had been involved in some kind of incident but declined to say more: “We are aware of the incident and have spoken to Darrelle,” the spokesman tells PEOPLE.

Revis was drafted by the Jets in 2007 and has since played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots (as a member of their Super Bowl-winning team in 2014).

A native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, outside Pittsburgh, Revis was a star player at the University of Pittsburgh before joining the Jets.