Thursday, May 8, 2014
Taylor Lewan sold Titans on his character
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In his pre-draft visit with the Titans in Nashville, Taylor Lewan answered for an incident that has him facing a trio of misdemeanor charges. He also addressed a claim that he said something incredibly dumb in relation to a rape accusation against a teammate.
“We addressed those with Taylor,” general manager Ruston Webster said. “We addressed them prior. Obviously, we talked about it even today just to make sure. I feel pretty comfortable with where he is. Taylor is a tough guy. I feel pretty comfortable that we’re going to get a solid guy here.”
In a conference call with Nashville media, Lewan was asked about the status of the legal case.
“My off-the-field incident is three assault charges pending right now,” he said. “I kind of gave them the brief story that I was completely breaking things up. I did push guys to get everything out of the way. I never struck a man closed fist or anything of that nature. The thing is, I explained to them everything and told them the truth. That’s what it was.
“I’m happy that they believed me. I’m happy that they believed in my character, the kind of person I am. My job is to not do reckless things off the field. My job is to make sure my quarterback is safe and my running backs are in good positions to gain yards.”