Titans' Rashard Weaver says his mom won't pay his phone bill anymore: 'I feel betrayed'
Are you still on your family's cell phone plan?
Tennessee Titans' defensive end Rashad Weaver was. Up until Wednesday.
Weaver's mother, Autumn DeLaPorte, told him he would need to pay for his phone bill since he's in the NFL now, Weaver tweeted.
"My mom decided today, on her birthday she wanted to break 23 years of trust and bond we had built...." Weaver tweeted. "By telling me I'm in the NFL and I need to pay for my own phone bill.
"I feel betrayed," he said.
Weaver, 23, was drafted by the Titans in the fourth round with the No. 135 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The former Pitt standout missed the entire 2019 season with a knee injury, but bounced back in 2020 and earned honors including All-America and first-team ACC.
According to Spotrac, an online sports team and player contract resource, Weaver signed a four-year $4,139,664 contract with the Titans. His average salary is $1,034,916.
One day before the NFL Draft, the Fort Lauderdale native was charged with misdemeanor assault in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, court records show.
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Weaver was among the draft picks to participate at rookie minicamp, Titans coach Mike Vrabel said in May.
“Everything I've seen from Rashad here in person, he's been one who's been attentive and wants to try to be a good teammate and is taking coaching,” Vrabel told reporters when asked if he feels Weaver fits the team’s culture. “We understand the severity of the accusations. We take them very seriously, but we're also going to allow the legal process to play its part and run its course."
Weaver is due in court for a preliminary hearing on the charge in October.
Daniella Medina is a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network. Follow her on Twitter @danimedinanews.