Free agent running back Antonio Andrews, who spent the past three seasons with the Tennessee Titans, appeared in a Davidson County court on Thursday on a felony aggravated assault charge, stemming from an alleged incident in March outside a Nashville eatery.
Andrews, 24, is facing a charge, according to the affidavit, that he assaulted David McDill on Demonbreun St. on March 25 after McDill made a racial slur while inside the Little Chicago Pizza restaurant, located at 1542 Demonbreun St.
Per the Davidson County Court website, Andrews is currently standing trial in the matter and is scheduled back in court Friday as well.
According to the report, Andrews overheard McDill make a racial comment to an employee of the restaurant while both were standing in line waiting to order.
After Andrews ordered and received his pizza and went outside, he noticed McDill outside as well and approached him, asking him about the racial slur.
The two men then exchanged words, and Andrews then allegedly punched McDill in the face.
Multiple people then separated the two men. After a short time passed, the report indicates that Andrews punched McDill in the face again. Employees of the restaurant then brought Andrews back inside to separate the two men.
McDill was taken to the hospital and was treated for a broken jaw.
Andrews was charged with aggravated assault, and arrested on March 28 with a $20,000 bond.
Andrews was due in court Thursday morning to appear before Judge Melissa Blackburn, according to the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County website. Andrews is scheduled to appear again on Friday.
Titans players Tajae Sharpe and Sebastian Tretola are being sued in a civil lawsuit by a man from an April 27 incident on Demonbreun Street that also involved an alleged fight.
Andrews spent three seasons with the Titans, playing in 34 games over that span. He was Tennessee’s leading rusher in 2015 with 520 yards on 143 carries and scored three touchdowns.
The Titans added both DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry last season, and Andrews spent most of 2016 as a special teams contributor. He was not tendered as a restricted free agent this off-season, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Andrews played high school football at Fort Campbell, Ky., and played in college at Western Kentucky before signing with the Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2014.