ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tennessee Titans' first-round draft pick Taylor Lewan (luh-WAHN') 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.