Video can't doom Lewan in assault case

June, 4, 2014
Jun 4
If Titans tackle Taylor Lewan threw a punch or punches worthy of a conviction on pending assault charges in Michigan, the security video from the scene is not likely to be the conclusive piece of evidence against him.

Through a Freedom of Information act request, MLive obtained the video and the police report.

The lead investigator wrote that it doesn’t clearly show Lewan’s actions.

“I attempted to follow the movement of Lewan, however, I cannot say with certainty whether he was involved in physically assaulting someone, based on the recording,” Ann Arbor police detective Dave Monroe wrote in the report.

I don’t see any way anything on that video can be regarded as conclusive.

Lewan maintains he was a peacemaker.

On May 19, the case against Lewan was adjourned for four weeks. He now has a hearing scheduled for June 16, the day before the Titans kick off the three-day minicamp that concludes their offseason work.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter



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