A Pennslyvania judge has dropped all charges against former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who wants to play in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
Revis was facing five criminal charges for an alleged assault in that happened in Pittsburgh last month. Rashawn Bolton, who is a longtime friend of the cornerback, testified that he came to the cornerback’s aid during the incident and knocked out two of the men, according to Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com. Bolton said that he intervened when he saw two men attacking the former Jets cornerback.
“Darrelle Revis is a peaceful, quiet, private individual and a law-abiding citizen,” the cornerback’s attorney Robert Del Greco Jr. said after the hearing. “A neutral, detached, disinterested judge determined that there isn’t even probable cause for this case to warrant further trial consideration. There is no reason these charges should have been brought.”
Revis is now a free agent since the Jets released him. The team that he would like to play for is the Pittsburgh Steelers because he grew up in Pittsburgh.
“That would be great,” he told Pro Football Talk. As a child I watched the Steelers play, went to a few games as a young child, I played here in high school and college, so to play here professionally would be awesome too. So we’ll see. Hopefully, we’ll have a conversation with the Steelers.”
However, Pro Football Talk reported last week that the Steelers aren’t interested in signing the former Jet. If they did sign him then chances are that he would be playing for free. The Jets still owe him $6 million.
It will be interesting to see where Revis ends up since the Steelers aren’t an option. Maybe he could go back to the New England Patriots where he won a Super Bowl?