NASHVILLE, Tenn .– Rashad Weaver, who selected the Tennessee Titans̵7; fourth-round NFL draft, was charged with a single assault on the Pittsburgh Police Department in connection with the incident on April 18, at the time 02:28 AM.
Police reports, according to police, found a woman lying on the floor surrounded by crowds on South 17th Street between East Carson and Bingham Streets.
The weaver was not at the scene when the police arrived. One witness said that Weaver punched the woman. Another witness said she saw the woman fall to the ground. But did not see Weaver punching her.The woman suffered any injuries consistent with the head punch, according to a criminal complaint filed by Agent Anderson O’Kelly on Friday.
O’Kelly followed up with the woman on April 25 and she told him she went to Ohio Valley Hospital on April 22 because she vomited. The complaint said the woman was diagnosed with a concussion at the hospital.
The incident stems from an argument in which Weaver and the woman argue at a bar. The weaver told the two separate officers at the bar that the woman threw him a drink as they argue. The woman told police she spilled drinks on Weaver.
The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 5 in Pittsburgh Municipal Court.
“We received this news this morning,” the Titans said in a statement on Monday. “Obviously, we take this very seriously and are in the process of gathering details and working with the league.”
Weaver was picked by the Titans with a 135th overall pick after an outstanding career at Pittsburgh in 35 games. Weaver garnered 109 tackles (34 losses) and 17 sacks. All-America’s defense last season after 14.5 tackles for losing 7.5 sacks and forcing three failures in nine games.