The three charges against Tennessee Titans rookie linebacker Stanford Keglar have been resolved in an Indiana court.
The official agreement is that prosecutors “withheld prosecution” against the fourth-round draft pick from Purdue in the incident stemming from a bar fight in West Lafayette, Ind., on March 30, 2007.
Keglar will complete 20 hours of community service in order for the charges against him to be dropped and wiped from his record.
“There is no admission of guilt, no plea agreement, just 20 hours of community service,” Keglar’s agent Jeffrey Chilcoat explained. “As soon as he does that, they drop the charges and it goes away.”
Keglar had been charged with assault, false information and disorderly conduct in an incident at Nick’s Nightclub in West Lafayette, that also involved a pair of his Boilermaker teammates, receiver Selwyn Lyman and tight end Dustin Keller.
Keller was a first-round pick of the New York Jets last month.
Lyman, who was stabbed in the chest in the parking lot outside the bar, was later charged with DUI in a separate incident in November of last year and was subsequently dismissed from the Purdue football team.
The Titans had Keglar in for a pre-draft visit and were aware of the case against him when they drafted him. The club had assurances from Chilcoat that the charges against Keglar were expected to be resolved favorably.
NOW AVAILABLE: A player the Titans reportedly coveted as an undrafted free agent last month is available again.
Safety Rocky Schwartz of the University of Houston was let go by the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday and is now looking for a new team to go to training camp with.
According to a report in The Sporting News focusing on the draft, the Titans went after the hard-hitting Schwartz heavy after the draft, only to have the Saints snatch him up.
Schwartz was among the players the Titans had in for a pre-draft visit. Schwartz’s agent, Jerome Tierney says Tennessee could be a good fit.
“He had a really good visit when he was there. I hope the Titans are among the teams that are still interested in him. He’s a tough kid and would fit with what they do,” Tierney said, noting that the presence of a number of former defensive backs on the coaching staff and in the front office could be a good benefit for Schwartz.
Tierney said Schwartz, 23, ran into some family issues that perhaps hastened his exit from the Saints. According to Tierney, Schwartz had to leave for a time to tend to his wife, who was having complications with her pregnancy.
“I think that may have divided his attention there,” Tierney said. “I know that the reason he was released was nothing to do with him physically.”
The Titans signed undrafted safety Tony Joiner of Florida after the draft. Further complicating their potential interest in Schwartz is the fact that teams are allowed to take only 80 players to training camp. Tennessee currently has 87 players on its roster.