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Michigan’s Taylor Lewan defends himself against allegations of assault

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Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan, expected to be a high draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, was found defending himself on Christmas from allegations of assaulting an Ohio State fan. Lewan, who was questioned by police about an alleged incident outside an Ann Arbor restaurant recently, denied any involvement in an assault in an interview with The Arizona Republic.

“I’m not going to get into too many details,” Lewan told the Arizona Republic. “I wasn’t in any fight. I didn’t hit anybody. I was really just trying to help out a situation and break up something. I can’t really go into any more details than that.”

Lewan is being accused of punching an Ohio State fan after tripping while exiting a restaurant. Lewan allegedly punched the man in the face and to the ground, at which point he was then kicked by another unidentified person. Allegedly, Lewan than punched the man in the ribs. Security video camera footage from the restaurant was reviewed by police but the owner of the restaurant says no clear evidence to support the claim was recorded.

“I didn’t hit anybody or do anything like that,” Lewan said. “My focus is here. I’m sure the truth will come out and it’ll all work out.”

Michigan is in Arizona preparing for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Kansas State.

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13 Responses to “Michigan’s Taylor Lewan defends himself against allegations of assault”
  1. BrownsTown says: Dec 25, 2013 11:12 PM

    Lewan has a clear and consistent record of composure on the field, so these allegations are really very hard to believe.

    But seriously, pull a urine test from this guy. I wonder how many other UM players have “rage issues.”

  2. barnesaintnoble says: Dec 25, 2013 11:28 PM

    If he did punch somebody? Bad decision, but it was a man. Not a woman………………

  3. spreadthecheese says: Dec 25, 2013 11:57 PM

    I have no doubt Lewan is innocent. After watching him play this season I don’t believe he could beat anybody.

  4. manik56 says: Dec 26, 2013 12:46 AM

    Is there any player in college football more unlikable? I walked by him in Indy earlier this month and he didn’t hit me. He has that going for him.

  5. Romulus says: Dec 26, 2013 1:35 AM

    This guy is a huge d bag…if there is anyone who needs to be abused by Incognito and the dolphins, its this dick.

  6. 700levelvet says: Dec 26, 2013 3:23 AM

    The “buffalo wing wild bowl” .. Or whatever it’s called… Bo “no national titles” Shempbecler would be appalled…

  7. indi0228 says: Dec 26, 2013 8:15 AM

    Kid is a real scumbag. Google the story about their kicker Gibbons, Lewan and the coverup at UM. Disgusting

  8. watchfullhose says: Dec 26, 2013 8:48 AM

    This guy is a walking piece of garbage.

  9. tony34343434 says: Dec 26, 2013 9:31 AM

    Rough year for this guy. Last year was considered a first round pick by most. All these guys staying in school, sometimes it is a bad decision. Mariota, teddy b, better think twice about staying. i am all for getting an education but when the money is in front of you, TAKE IT!!!!

  10. dkhhuey says: Dec 26, 2013 10:21 AM

    Well – as with every other incident – I’ll wait until the full story comes out – but he does seem to have a bit of an anger issue

  11. uh1973 says: Dec 26, 2013 1:03 PM

    Hey, things like this just don’t come out of mid-air. Then again, what difference does it make if he did it; he won’t suffer any consequences. The owner will deny it because he wants Wolverine fans to keep coming to his place and Brady Hoke will do a quick investigation and then it will be done with. Lewan probably had a few pops at this place as well. How many times have athletes at big-time schools ever suffered any consequences for doing things like beating up other students, stealing stuff. If the guy is a starter, he’s home free or a highly-touted recruit. Ife he can’t play….sayonara buddy. That is one thing coaches are always guilty of at these major schools. They go far too soft on players for stupidity.

  12. 3camps1776 says: Dec 27, 2013 10:09 AM

    Not to worry — Lewan will undoubtedly be drafted by the Detroit Lions where he’ll spend the next 13 years as Dominic Raiola’s replacement. Apples don’t fall far from the tree around here!

  13. djshnooks says: Dec 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    “Allegedly, Lewan THEN punched the man in the ribs.” (Not than.)

    The writing on this site is so bad sometimes.

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