Arizona has a long history of producing scores of successful athletes.
High school sports players are often standouts, and big names in both
college and professional sports have come from the Grand Canyon State.
Teams like the Arizona Cardinals and the Phoenix Suns have garnered fan
bases nationwide. Yet, sports stars have a very high profile, so it makes
national news when one faces potential legal troubles. That is the case
with accusations of
assault that have been made against Scottsdale native Taylor Lewan.
Lewan, a senior offensive tackle, has defended himself in the case. After
being accused of assaulting an Ohio State fan back on Nov. 30 in Ann Arbor,
he stated that he didn't hit anyone. He also stated for the record
that he wasn't in a fight at all, but was trying to help out and break
up a conflict in a situation he observed.
Because the matter is pending, he declined to offer further details on
the situation. However, he has not been arrested or charged in any way,
and is simply one of the people who was interviewed by police about the
situation. He spoke to Arizona media while in the state with his team,
the Michigan Wolverines. They are in Arizona for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
In many cases, being around situations of possible conflict can result
in accusations of assault against innocent parties. Sometimes those accusations
can be cleared up quickly, but it is always best to retain a Phoenix criminal
defense lawyer to make sure that all legal bases are covered. With legal
assistance, the person's interests can be protected and one's
innocence can be clearly established.
Source: USA Today, "
Michigan OT Taylor Lewan denies assault allegations" Mark Snyder, Dec. 25, 2013