Former WKU football player’s case is continued

Rebekah Alvey

A Warren County district court hearing involving a professional football player and WKU alumnus was continued Monday. 

Tyler Higbee was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) and alcohol intoxication in a public place after an incident outside of Tidball’s Bar April 10, 2016.

Attorney Brian Lowder, who is representing Higbee, said he hopes there will be an agreement with the Commonwealth before the next hearing. Lowder could not recall the new court date.

Lowder said they are close to reaching a fair agreement and setting a final court date to dispose of the case. Lowder said Higbee would be present at the final court hearing.

According to a previous Herald article, Higbee was arrested after assaulting Nawaf Alsaleh, a WKU sophomore international student at the time, and fleeing the scene. Alsaleh was unconscious after the assault and was flown to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville because of his injuries.

Higbee also had court dates scheduled for June, July 2016 and September 2017. Each hearing resulted in a continuance.

 Higbee spent five semesters with the WKU football team and was a fourth round NFL draft of the Los Angeles Rams in 2016. He is now a tight end with the Rams. 

Reporter Rebekah Alvey can be reached at 270-745-6011 and [email protected].