NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Tennessee Titanium, fourth round of the NFL, against Rashad Weaver has been charged by the Pittsburgh Police Department with a count of an insulting attack in connection with an incident that occurred on April 1
According to the police report, police found a woman lying on the ground, surrounded by a group of people on South 17th Street between East Carson and Bingham streets.
Weaver was not there when the police arrived. One witness said Weaver punched the woman. Another witness said she saw the woman fall to the ground, but did not see Weaver punch her. The woman did not receive any head injuries, according to a criminal complaint filed by Officer Anderson O’Kelly on Friday.
O’Kelly followed the woman on April 25 and she told him she went to Ohio Valley Hospital on April 22 because she was vomiting. The complaint states that the woman was diagnosed with a concussion at the hospital.
The incident stems from a dispute in which Weaver and the woman entered a bar. Weaver told staff who separated the two at the bar that his wife had thrown away her drink while they were arguing. The woman told police she spilled her drink on Weaver.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Pittsburgh City Court.
“We were informed of this news this morning,” Titan said in a statement Monday. “Obviously we take this seriously and are in the process of gathering details and working with the league.”
Weaver was selected by the Titans with the 135th overall pick after a remarkable career in Pittsburgh. In 35 games, Weaver collected 109 battles (34 to lose) and 17 sacks. It was declared a consensual end to the defense of all of America last season after 14.5 loss battles, 7.5 sacks and three forced touches in nine games.