Tennessee fourth-round choose Rashad Weaver has been charged with easy assault in Allegheny County, Pa., based on a report from TV station WKRN (Nashville, Tenn.).
The cost in opposition to Weaver — a first-degree misdemeanor in Pennsylvania that carries a most jail sentence of 5 years and a $10,000 tremendous — was filed on Friday, at some point earlier than the Titans chosen him within the fourth spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft. Based on court docket paperwork retrieved by WKRN, Weaver is accused of punching a girl within the head at 2:30 a.m. on April 18 in Pittsburgh, the place he performed school soccer at Pitt.
The arresting officer, Anderson O’Kelly, said in a police report that he and one other officer responded to a girl mendacity on the bottom, surrounded by a bunch of individuals. These on the scene stated Weaver punched her; one individual, recognized as the lady’s pal, stated they noticed him punch her within the head. One other individual stated he did not see who attacked her, however that she fell to the bottom.
O’Kelly in his report famous that he “noticed no harm in keeping with a punch to the top.”
The grievance in opposition to Weaver notes that, roughly 5 minutes earlier than the alleged incident, Weaver and the lady had a verbal argument wherein they needed to be separated by officers. The 2 then left the bar the place that they had argued. Based on the grievance, Weaver instructed different officers on the scene earlier than leaving that “he had no downside hitting a feminine in the event that they wanted it.”
O’Kelly wrote in his report that he contacted the lady per week after the incident; she reportedly stayed at Ohio Valley Hospital, the place she was recognized with a concussion, after throwing up on April 22. She additionally stated was pregnant on the time Weaver allegedly punched her, which the hospital might confirm.
The Titans launched this assertion when requested for touch upon the fees in opposition to Weaver: “We have been made conscious of this information this morning. We clearly take this severely and are within the means of gathering particulars and dealing with the league.”