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Aggravated assault arrest leads to Georgia dismissing DT Taylor

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Following an arrest for aggravated assault earlier this week, Georgia has dismissed defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor. As reported yesterday, Taylor was arrested for the second time this offseason, this time being charged for aggravated assault on a female.

According to The Telegraph, Taylor was released from jail after 28 hours. Soon after his release from jail, the University of Georgia athletics department released a brief statement confirming his dismissal from the football program. Taylor is now the third player on Georgia’s defense to be given the boot this offseason.

Taylor was arrested in March following theft by deception charges against he and three other Georgia players. To avoid a suspension by the team at that time, Taylor entered a pre-trial intervention program. Unfortunately, it appears Taylor was unable to stay out of trouble and will now have bigger problems to worry about. Any arrest or citation is considered a violation of the program.

As far as football is concerned, which really is trivial at best when discussing a player accused of strangling a woman, Georgia should be able to survive the depth concern on the defensive line. The Bulldogs return five players with experience and have recruited well at the position, but now the focus on recruiting for the future will have to shift a bit more on the defensive front than initially expected.

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8 Responses to “Aggravated assault arrest leads to Georgia dismissing DT Taylor”
  1. be4bama says: Jul 23, 2014 3:45 PM

    Soon to be transferring to Auburn.

  2. onbucky96 says: Jul 23, 2014 4:18 PM

    Ah, the purity of SEC Football.

  3. seminolez says: Jul 23, 2014 4:23 PM

    this type of riffraff always ends up transferring to auburn, i agree be4bama

  4. dhardy8207 says: Jul 23, 2014 4:26 PM

    Kind of figured this was coming. Those are some pretty serious charges and who wants that associated with their program.

    You missed ALOT on the police blotter thread, might serve you to take a peek and see how many programs outside the SEC have similar issues with players. But then again that would defeat the purpose of you trolling and making the type of asinine comments constantly…

  5. jrs45 says: Jul 23, 2014 5:39 PM


    Or Bama or Fla or Auburn or Lsu or Miss St or TexA&M or Mizz and so on lol!!!

  6. onbucky96 says: Jul 23, 2014 6:20 PM

    dhardy8207, you’re right. We clearly have the same issues in the BIG10 as the SEC. Since I have a job to go to, maybe you could get the number of BIG10 player arrests this offseason and compare that number to SEC player arrests. Thanks buddy.

  7. microbrewuga says: Jul 23, 2014 7:06 PM

    I knew that was coming. Our coach seems to have more than his share of criminals but he has been pretty consistent in dealing out the punishment.

  8. jonkybon says: Jul 23, 2014 8:15 PM

    Taylor just committed to SC. He did what almost half of SC’s recent recruits couldn’t. He qualified academically. Slurrier said with Jonathan’s criminal record he fits right in as a Jailcock.

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