He was drafted on Saturday, at some point after the cost was initially filed. The cost towards Weaver stems from an April 18 incident involving a lady in Pittsburgh’s southside neighborhood. Weaver was accused of striking the woman.
The Titans stated in an announcement they didn’t be taught of the incident till Monday and are investigating, and Weaver’s legal professional referred to as the allegations “fully false and reckless.”
Weaver was not arrested and is scheduled to look in court docket on the costs in October. For the Titans’ half, the timing of the incident appears extra like robust luck than an oversight within the draft-evaluation course of.
Nonetheless, it resurfaced recollections of the gamers drafted by the franchise with baggage and likewise the largest miss of all below basic supervisor Jon Robinson.
This is a take a look at a few of these gamers:
Isaiah Wilson, 2020
Wilson will likely be remembered as maybe the biggest bust in Tennessee’s history.
Three days earlier than the 2020 season opener, on Sept. 20, he was arrested and charged with DUI. In December, he was suspended for “violating staff guidelines.” On Jan. 7, Wilson was charged with felony fleeing from police, possession of a schedule 1 managed substance, marijuana possession, drug-related paraphernalia, reckless driving, reckless conduct and rushing in a development zone.
He allegedly sped away from police at speeds of 140 mph. When requested why he fled, Wilson cited that he had previous experiences with law enforcement and he wished to keep away from jail.
On March 17, the Titans traded Wilson to Miami. He was waived three days later after displaying up late to his staff bodily and lacking two necessary exercises.
Kristian Fulton, 2020
The Titans selected Fulton within the second spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft (61st general).
On Feb. 8, 2017, Fulton, a freshman at LSU, was given a two-year suspension from the NCAA for tampering with a drug take a look at for efficiency enhancing medication (PEDs). Believing the take a look at was for street-level medication, he tried to make use of one other particular person’s urine pattern, according to Sports Illustrated.
He was caught within the act and compelled to make use of his personal pattern, which returned adverse for PEDs however contained 5.4 ng of THC, 0.4 ng above the authorized restrict set by the NCAA on the time. THC is usually present in marijuana.
Fulton missed the 2017 season, although he was allowed to apply. On Aug. 23, 2018, he was dominated instantly eligible by the NCAA after reconsidering his case. They discovered that he ought to have been charged with urine substitution, which solely carries a one-year penalty.
Jeffery Simmons, 2019
Simmons had harm issues main as much as the draft. However there have been purple flags after a video surfaced of a 2016 incident that confirmed Simmons hanging a lady a number of occasions whereas he was a senior in highschool in Mississippi. He was discovered responsible of malicious mischief.
Previous to an ACL tear, Simmons was barred from attending the 2019 NFL Combine as a result of incident.
Robinson anticipated blowback from the Titans’ selection of Simmons in the first round.
“There’s going to be a query concerning the video,” Robinson stated in a gathering with the media following the draft. “I’ll say this: Since Amy (Adams Strunk) has been controlling proprietor right here and since I’ve been basic supervisor right here, we haven’t introduced in unhealthy individuals to this group. Jeffery made a mistake. We talked extensively about that with him. We talked extensively about that with quite a few, numerous individuals which were part of his life. He’s very regretful. It’s one thing he’ll dwell with ceaselessly. However I can’t inform you how many individuals spoke glowingly about him and his time there at Mississippi State.”