The domestic violence charge against former Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor has been dropped and Taylor will instead plead guilty to criminal mischief.
Stephanie Taylor of The Tuscaloosa News reported the development on Twitter.
Domestic violence charge against former UA player Jonathan Taylor dropped; he plead guilty to criminal mischief pic.twitter.com/U5Wa2rVlTY
— Stephanie Taylor (@TPD_Steph) July 7, 2015
Taylor was arrested back in April after his girlfriend said that he was the reason behind bruises on her neck as well as property damage, though she later recanted her statement to local police. Taylor was subsequently dismissed from the university. Last year, he was dismissed from the University of Georgia, also due to domestic violence charges.
Needless to say, this is likely the end of the line for Taylor. The sports world continues to take a hard stance on violence against women and considering how Taylor will probably be viewed as a repeat offender, even though this most recent charge was dropped, the fact that he didn’t manage to play a single down for the Crimson Tide and couldn’t stay out of trouble before the 2015 season began says something.
Alabama opens the 2015 season against Wisconsin on September 5, in a game set to be played at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium.
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