Tennessee Titans edge rusher and 2021 fourth-round pick, Rashad Weaver, has been charged with simple assault, a criminal complaint shows.
According to John McGonigal of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Weaver was charged with one count of simple assault on Friday stemming from an alleged incident that occurred on April 18.
Per McGonigal, here are some of the details of the criminal complaint that was filed in Pittsburgh’s magisterial district on April 30:
According to the criminal complaint, police officers found a woman lying on the ground surrounded by a group of people at 2:28 a.m. April 18 on South 17th Street between East Carson and Bingham streets.
Those at the scene said a large man, later identified as Mr. Weaver, punched the woman, Demetria Navjelis. Mr. Weaver was not at the scene when officers arrived. Ms. Navjelis was checked by a medic and released.
One witness said she saw Mr. Weaver punch Ms. Navjelis. Another witness said she did not see Mr. Weaver punch Ms. Navjelis but did see her fall to the ground. Officer Anderson O’Kelly noted in the complaint that he observed no injury consistent with a punch to the head.
Also per the complaint, before leaving the bar Weaver “stated to other officers on scene that he had no problem hitting a female if they needed it.”
The charges were filed just one day before the Titans drafted Weaver on May 1 during the fourth round of the 2021 NFL draft. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 5 of this year at Pittsburgh Municipal Court.