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Tennessee Titans’ fourth-round draft pick Rashad Weaver has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault in Pittsburgh, court records show.
Weaver, 23, was drafted by the Titans on Saturday, one day after the charge was filed on Friday in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Maurice Matthews, assistant public information officer for the City of Pittsburgh's Department of Public Safety, said Weaver was not arrested, but issued a summons to appear in court in connection to an April 18 incident with a woman in the city's Southside.
Court records show the former University of Pittsburgh football player is due in court for a preliminary hearing on the charge in early October.
"We were made aware of this news this morning," a Titans statement read. "We obviously take this seriously and are in the process of gathering details and working with the league."
Weaver's agent, Brian McLaughlin of Vayner Sports, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Tennessean.
According to a criminal complaint, officers responded at 2:28 a.m. to South 17th Street and East Carson Street and found a woman lying on the ground surrounded by a group of people.
One witness at the scene said a large man, later identified as Weaver, punched the woman. Another witness said she did not see the man punch the woman but did see her fall to the ground
Weaver was not at the scene when officers arrived and the woman was checked by a paramedic and released.
A responding officer at the scene wrote in the complaint that he observed no injury consistent with a punch, according to the complaint.
Five minutes prior to the incident, the report shows, Weaver and the woman got into an argument at the Foxtail bar at 1601 E. Carson St. The two had to be separated after the woman said she spilled a drink on him. The woman later told police she and Weaver got into an argument and that she threw a drink at him, the complaint reads.
One week after the incident, police contacted the woman who told them she went to Ohio Valley Hospital on April 22 because she was vomiting. At the hospital, she was diagnosed with a concussion, according to the complaint.
Weaver was the 135th pick in the draft. He had 17 sacks and 34.5 tackles for loss in 35 career games at Pitt. He’s expected to add depth to a Titans’ pass rush that struggled in 2020.
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