Titans' Rashad Weaver court case pushed back again

Twenty-one months after initially facing a simple assault charge in Pittsburgh, Titans outside linebacker Rashad Weaver has been pushed back again.

Scheduled for a jury trial this morning in Judge Anthony M. Mariani Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County, Weaver is now scheduled for a status hearing on April 12 and a jury trial on May 16.

A status hearing is typically a pretrial event to make sure all motions are handled and discovery has been exchanged.

Simple assault is a second-degree misdemeanor. If Weaver is found guilty the maximum sentence is not more than two years but the likely scenario is probation.

Rashad Weaver

Pool photo/ George Walker, The Tennessean

The charge stems from an April 18, 2021 incident outside the Foxtail bar in Pittsburgh during which the alleged victim, Demetria Navjelis, told police Weaver “grabbed her by the throat and pushed her to the ground, where she ultimately hit her head.”

Weaver was a fourth-round pick out of Pitt in 2021 and the charge came to light right after he was drafted.

He broke his right fibula on Sept. 26, 2021 win over the Colts, just the Titans' third game of his rookie season.

But he rebounded in his second year when he was called on more than the team anticipated in planning because Harold Landry suffered a serious knee injury before the season started. Weaver worked as an often effective piece of the team's defensive front in 2022, recording 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

NFL discipline under the personal conduct policy remains a possibility.

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