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Taylor Lewan, former All-American offensive lineman at Michigan, facing assault charges

03/20/2014, 4:18pm EDT
By BLADE STAFF
Former UM lineman Lewan facing charges

Former Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan is expected to be one of the top offensive linemen selected in the NFL Draft in May.

ANN ARBOR -- Taylor Lewan, a former All-American offensive lineman at Michigan, faces three charges related to a Dec. 1 incident.

According to Washtenaw County court records released today, Lewan faces three misdemeanors - two counts of assault and battery and one count of aggravated assault - stemming from a fight in Ann Arbor, hours after the annual Michigan-Ohio State game. If convicted, Lewan could face up to 93 days in jail or a fine of up to $500.

According to records from the Washtenaw County (Mich.) 15th District Court, Lewan's arraignment is scheduled at 9 a.m. April 8.

"I wasn't in a fight, I didn't hit anybody and I was just trying to help out a situation and break up something, " Lewan told reporters Dec. 25 in Arizona, a day after the incident was reported. "I can't really go into any more details than that.

"I'm sure the truth will come out and it will all work out."

Lewan could not be reached for comment today. He is expected to be one of the top offensive linemen selected in the NFL Draft in May.

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