Taylor Lewan Charged With Three Counts Of Assault For Incident With Ohio State Fans

By Ashley Dunkak

CBS DETROIT – Former Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery for a reported incident that took place in Ann Arbor around 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to staff at 15th District Court.

Just hours earlier, the Wolverines had fallen in a heartbreaker against rival Ohio State in the final regular season game. Two Buckeyes fans are the ones accusing Lewan, who told reporters at the NFL combine that the allegations were false.

“I wasn’t in any fight of any kind,” he said Feb. 20 at a press conference. “I was actually breaking something up and some guy said that I slugged him. But that’s not who I am off the field, that’s not the kind of person I am. I might seem that way because of the way I play football, but that’s not who I am as a person.”

Evidently, Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie saw more merit in the story of the alleged victims, as Mackie authorized the charges against Lewan.

Lewan is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. on April 8.

The question of his involvement in this matter was not the only non-football inquiry Lewan got at the combine. He was also asked about allegations of him intimidating a woman who accused former teammate Brendan Gibbons of sexual assault in 2009. Lewan also denied that happened.


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