Former UGA defensive lineman arrested again for domestic violence

Jonathan TaylorATHENS — Over the weekend, former University of Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested again for domestic violence in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Taylor, 21, was dismissed from the Georgia football team six months ago when he was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault and family violence. The University of Alabama recruited Taylor as a lineman after his dismissal from the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Crimson Tide defensive lineman has since been released from the team.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban faced scrutiny for allowing Taylor in to his program after facing domestic charges the first time. Saban defended his decision saying Taylor deserved a second chance.

According to a Tuscaloosa Police Department incident report, the victim said she was assaulted by her boyfriend on March 28. Police charged Taylor with one count of domestic violence third degree assault and one count of domestic violence third degree criminal mischief.

Taylor was released from the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $1,000 bond after a mandatory 12-hour domestic violence hold.

Grady Newsource sports anchor Sierra Grady and reporter Morgan Weeks are investigating what happened and finding out how high school coaches are trying to redirect their players’ futures so that this kind of behavior does not continue.​


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