TMZ released a video over the weekend of two unconscious men, saying it was video of the aftermath of the altercation that led to New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis being charged with four felonies in Pittsburgh.
The video seems to be a positive for Revis’ lawyers though, because they believe it helps them show their client is innocent.
The voice on the video – it’s a short clip, and whoever is speaking is not shown – brags about knocking both men out and he tells someone, “Shut up before I knock your [expletive] out next.” Revis’ lawyers claim the voice isn’t of the Jets cornerback.
“Darrelle Revis absolutely, categorically and positively did not knock out anyone, did not conspire with anyone to commit an assault, did not say ‘shut up before I knock your [expletive] out next’ and surely did not ‘rob’ another of a cell phone,” Revis’ attorneys Robert DelGreco Jr. and Mark Fiorilli said in a statement, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The voice and admissions made on the video are not that of Darrelle Revis. We have no doubt but that further investigation relative to the clothing and voice verification will corroborate the above assertions.”
Just because someone is bragging about doing something doesn’t mean he did it, and the lawyers will have to prove that the voice on the video doesn’t belong to Revis. But this is clearly going to be a big part of their defense, based on the statement.
Revis turned himself in last week after being charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. He was released on bond. The case comes at a bad time, as far as his NFL career is concerned, because Revis’ play slipped last season and the Jets were already reportedly considering cutting him. The Jets are figuring out if they can recoup the final $6 million in guaranteed money due to Revis if they cut him, the New York Daily News said. Revis is due a $2 million roster bonus on March 10, the second day of the league year, and a decision on his future will likely be made by then.
Revis has bigger issues than football at the moment, but his lawyers seem to think the video that was made public last weekend will help his case.
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