Tennessee Titans rookie and former University of Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from an incident with an Ohio State fan last December.
Tennessee Titans rookie and former University of Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from an incident with an Ohio State fan last December, The Associated Press reports.
Lewan, now 23, was accused of assaulting an Ohio State fan following Michigan's 42-41 loss to Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was originally charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery.
The tackle pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and being drunk and disorderly. He will be put on probation and will pay $1,714, most of which will cover medical bills.
Lewan has proclaimed his innocence since he was first accused, but he admitted to the judge that he was intoxicated during the incident.
"I had been drinking," Lewan said, according to The Associated Press. "I was intoxicated."
A witness to the incident said that Lewan knocked the victim to the ground and punched him, according to the AP. Lewan initially held that he was just mediating an argument.
The Titans drafted Lewan with the No. 11 pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. Lewan has started for the Titans the last three weeks.
Tennessee is 2-6 and has a bye this weekend.
- Stanley Kay