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Assault Charge Dropped Against Former Pitt DE Rashad Weaver



According to court documents obtained by Pittsburgh Sports Now, the misdemeanor simple assault charge against Tennessee Titans and former Pitt defensive end Rashad Weaver has been dropped by the prosecution.

After not being willing to pursue criminal charges against Weaver, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office has closed the case. The criminal trial was set to begin on Tuesday.

This story all centered around a report filed by Demetria Navjelis back in May 2021, right after Weaver was drafted in the 4th Round by the Tennessee Titans.

At the time, Navjelis alleged that Weaver “grabbed her by the throat and pushed her to the ground, where she ultimately hit her head.”

This allegation has chosen to no longer be pursued.

During his four years at Pitt, Weaver was one of the most respected players in the program. Weaver was a recipient of the prestigious Panther Award, presented to the senior student-athletes who have best promoted Pitt through their outstanding athletic achievements. Weaver’s name is engraved on the Varsity Walk on Pitt’s campus.

Weaver earned his bachelor’s degree with a dual major in business information systems and finance and also earned a master’s degree in business. He also served as a member of Pitt’s prestigious Blue & Gold Society, an undergraduate organization composed of top students who serve as ambassadors for the university and Pitt Alumni Association.

Weaver is expected to compete for a starting defensive end spot in Titans training camp against Arden Key.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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