Prosecutors drop assault charge against Tennessee Titans linebacker Rashad Weaver
- The charge was related to a 2021 incident that occurred outside a bar in Pittsburgh.
- A woman told police Weaver “grabbed her by the throat and pushed her.”
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A misdemeanor simple assault charge against Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Rashad Weaver has been dropped, according to multiple reports.
The criminal case has been closed and Weaver’s trial, which was scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been called off, according to The Tennessean.
The charge was related to an incident that occurred outside a Pittsburgh bar in April 2021.
One woman told police Weaver “grabbed her by the neck and pushed her to the ground, where she eventually hit her head.”
At least one witness told police that Weaver hit the woman. Another witness said he saw the woman fall but did not see what made her fall.
Misdemeanor simple assault charge against linebacker Rashad Weaver dropped
According to The Tennessee, records show that the prosecutor decided not to pursue the criminal charge.
The charges were filed against Weaver shortly after the Titans drafted him.
At the time, his attorney, Dennis M. Blackwell, called the allegations against Weaver “completely false and reckless.”
“Without hesitation and without hesitation, we deny that Rashad hit anyone, especially a woman,” Blackwell said in a statement.
“We intend to conduct a full investigation of these charges and we intend to pursue all available legal remedies for Rashad.”
Weaver played college football at Pitt before he was selected by the Titans in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Weaver, 25, was limited to two games as a rookie because of a broken fibula. Last season, he had 27 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 16 games (four starts).