Sports at a glance
Ex-Pitt player is charged
PITTSBURGH — Tennessee Titans fourth-round draft pick Rashad Weaver has been charged with simple assault following an incident in Pittsburgh last month.
The complaint against Weaver, who played defensive end at the University of Pittsburgh, was filed Friday, a day before the Titans selected Weaver with the 135th overall pick in the draft.
The charge stems from an alleged altercation between Weaver and a woman in the early hours of Sunday, April 18 in Pittsburgh’s popular South Side entertainment district. At least one witness told police Weaver struck the woman. Another witness said she saw the woman fall but did not see what precipitated it.
Weaver was not at the scene when police arrived.
His attorney, Dennis M. Blackwell, called the allegations against Weaver “completely false and reckless.”
The 23-year-old Weaver was in South Florida on Saturday when the Titans chose him in the fourth round. Weaver is from Cooper City, a suburb of Miami.
Nebraska adds FCS school
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska finalized its 2021 football schedule with the addition of a home game against Fordham on Sept. 4, replacing a previously scheduled November game against Southeastern Louisiana.
The game against the Rams, a Football Championship Subdivision member in New York City, was announced Monday and gives Nebraska two home dates in September.
Fordham will be playing an opponent from a Power Five conference for the first time since 1954, the last season before the program went on hiatus for nine years. Nebraska will pay a $500,000 guarantee.
The Associated Press