Rashad Weaver of the Titans given a trial date

Fourteen months after initially facing a simple assault charge in Pittsburgh, Titans outside linebacker Rashad Weaver has a trial date.

At Weaver’s pretrial conference Friday morning before Judge Anthony M. Mariani, his jury trial was set for Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 am CT.

Simple assault is a second-degree misdemeanor. If he's 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

That falls between the preseason opener at Baltimore on Aug. 11 and just before joint practice are likely to commence in Nashville against the Buccaneers ahead of their Aug. 20 matchup at Nissan Stadium. 

Postponements for such trials are common in Pittsburgh's magisterial court.

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.” [Unlocked]

Rashad Weaver Court

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.

Weaver was on the field for OTAs and minicamp this spring and looked to be recovered.

He is in position to work as the team’s fourth outside linebacker behind Harold Landry and Bud Dupree and Denico Autry, who bounces between end and linebacker. Weaver will also play a large role on special teams.

NFL discipline under the personal conduct policy remains a possibility.

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