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Taylor Lewan facing three misdemeanor charges after December fight

Nick Bromberg
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Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
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Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Departing Michigan OT Taylor Lewan is charged with three misdemeanors for his role in an altercation on December 1.

The incident happened shortly after midnight on Sunday, Dec. 1 after Ohio State beat Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Two Ohio State fans reported they were assaulted and after a lengthy police investigation, the case was handed over to prosecutors earlier this month.

Lewan has contended that he was simply trying to break up a fight, but according to Ann Arbor police's Lt. Robert Pfanner, he is the only one currently facing charges. One of the counts is for aggravated assault and two are of assault or assault and battery.

"Unless new information surfaces, it appears he’s the only who is going to be charged at this time,” Pfannes told MLive.com.

If convicted of the assault charges, Lewan could face up to 93 days in jail or a fine up to $500. In Michigan, the aggravated assault charge could lead to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

A projected early-round pick after the 2012 season, Lewan returned to Michigan for his senior season. Against the Buckeyes, Michigan scored 20 fourth-quarter points but failed on a two-point conversion attempt with 32 seconds left and lost 42-41.

The latest Shutdown Corner mock draft had Lewan going No. 10 overall to the Detroit Lions.

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