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Ohio State fan alleges Michigan's Lewan assaulted him

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Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan was questioned by Ann Arbor police after an Ohio State fan said he was assaulted outside a downtown restaurant on Nov. 30, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.

The alleged assault took place after Michigan's 42-41 loss to Ohio State on Nov. 30. Police are still investigating and would not comment. Lewan has yet to be charged or arrested.

Ryan Munsch, 29, of Columbus, Ohio, told the Free Press and other media outlets that Lewan assaulted him and a friend in Ann Arbor. He said Lewan punched the friend, then hit Munsch in the face, knocked him to the ground and kicked him in the ribs.

David Root, manager of The Brown Jug restaurant, told the Free Press that police viewed surveillance camera video footage that apparently was inconclusive. Root did not see the alleged incident but witnessed an ambulance pulling away and police speaking with Lewan afterward.

Michigan coach Brady Hoke would not comment on the allegations. The Wolverines are in Arizona preparing the the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Kansas State on Saturday night in Tempe, Ariz. Lewan is expected to play in the game, a university spokesman said.

The senior is an All-Big Ten player and a projected first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is the Big Ten offensive lineman of the year the past two seasons and a first-team All-America in 2012.
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