Titans' Lewan expected to avoid assault case trial

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) A lawyer for Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan says he expects to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to avoid trial in a Michigan assault case.

During a hearing Thursday in Ann Arbor, both sides asked a judge to cancel next week's trial.

Defense attorney John Shea says the request was made ''in anticipation of a resolution of the case to be placed on the record next Thursday.''

Lewan is a former Michigan offensive tackle. He's accused of punching an Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season.

Lewan says he was breaking up a dispute and wasn't involved in a fight.

He's charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery.

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