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Titans’ First Round Draft Pick Due In Court On Assault Charge

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Taylor Lewan after being selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Taylor Lewan after being selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBSDC/AP) — Tennessee Titans’ first-round draft pick Taylor Lewan faces a court hearing in a Michigan assault case.

The former Michigan offensive tackle is to be arraigned Monday in Ann Arbor District Court. The 6-foot7, 309-pound Lewan is charged with three assault counts stemming from a confrontation with two Ohio State fans after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last fall.

Lewan was asked about the Dec. 1 incident during a news conference at the NFL’s scouting combine. He said he “wasn’t in any fight” and “was actually breaking something up.”

Defense attorney John Shea says his client’s “position is well-known from earlier comments.”

The 22-year-old Lewan is charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery.

The Titans selected him with the 11th overall pick.

In other NFL police blotter news, police in Tampa, Florida arrested former Washington Redskins wide receiver Reche Caldwell last week after he signed for a package containing 4.8 pounds of narcotics. The drugs had a street value of more than $60,000, police say.

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