Lawyer: Titans OT Taylor Lewan likely to avoid assault trial
A lawyer for Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan says he expects to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to avoid trial in a Michigan assault case.
During a hearing Thursday in Ann Arbor, both sides asked a judge to cancel next week's trial.
Defense attorney John Shea says the request was made ''in anticipation of a resolution of the case to be placed on the record next Thursday.''
Lewan is a former Michigan offensive tackle. He's accused of punching an Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season.
Lewan says he was breaking up a dispute and wasn't involved in a fight.
He's charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery.