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Taylor Lewan Faces Aggravated Assault Charge Over Incident With Ohio State Fans

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Former Michigan left tackle and potential top 10 draft pick Taylor Lewan will be arraigned on three misdemeanor assault charges related to a Dec. 1 incident in Ann Arbor after the Ohio State game. One of the charges is for aggravated assault, which is punishable by up to a year in jail.

The charges stem from a confrontation that took place about 12:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in the 1200 block of South University Avenue. The incident took place after Ohio State University defeated U-M, and two Buckeyes fans reported being assaulted.

Police confirmed on Christmas Eve that they were investigating what role Lewan might have had in the incident and said earlier this month they’d finished their investigation.

Lewan claimed he was trying to break up a fight, when questioned about the incident at the NFL Combine. He has also been accused of threatening a woman who accused former teammate Brendan Gibbons of sexual assault in 2009.

Mel Kiper projected the two-time All American going No. 9 overall to the Buffalo Bills.

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[USA Today Sports]

 

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