By Ashley Dunkak
CBS DETROIT – At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, former Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan has apparently gotten plenty of questions about topics that have nothing to do with football.
Lewan had been accused to threatening a woman who was allegedly raped in 2009 by teammate Brendan Gibbons by saying, “I’m going to rape her because, [Gibbons] didn’t.” No charges were filed against Gibbons for sexual assault, but the university expelled Gibbons in 2013, at the tail end of his football career, because of the incident.
According to SI.com, Lewan said he was not at the combine to defend Gibbons and that he had not made that statement.
“”I’ve said a lot of dumb things,” Lewan said, “but those are not things I’ve said. I would never disrespect a woman like that. I consider myself a guy who holds doors, not threatens people.”
Lewan was also accused of having punched an Ohio State fan after this season’s game in Ann Arbor. He told reporters Thursday he did not have anything to do with that matter either.
“I wasn’t in any fight,” Lewan said. “That’s not who I am off the field.”