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Second Alabama Player arrest in Less than 24 Hours

March 29, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Second Alabama Player arrest in Less than 24 Hours

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UPDATE**TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has dismissed Jonathan Taylor from the team following the second domestic violence arrest of the defensive lineman’s college career.

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban has had two players JammedUp with the law in less than 24 hours.

On Friday, Police announced the arrest of defensive back Geno Smith for DUI, his second in his career at Alabama. Less than 24 hours later, Tuscaloosa Police announced the arrest of troubled defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor for domestic violence III and criminal mischief.

Taylor’s arrest comes after just five practices since joining the Crimson Tide after his dismissal from Georgia University.

The Tuscaloosa Police spokesman said in a statement, “Officers responded to UAPD at 110 Jackson Ave. Officers spoke to a female victim who claimed she had been assaulted by her boyfriend at approximately 6 p.m. this (Saturday) evening,”

After Police gathered information from the alleged victim and interviewed, Taylor, the officers determined there was enough evidence to make an arrest.

Taylor was booked for Domestic Violence, 3rd Degree Assault and Domestic Violence 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief.

The arresting officers transported the defensive tackle to the Tuscaloosa County Jail and remained in custody for a mandatory 12-hour domestic violence hold before he could post his $1,000 bond.

The 24-year-old female victim suffered “minor injuries to her neck from the assault.” Police also discovered a hole Taylor allegedly punched in the bedroom door.

The arrest was Taylor’s third in the last year. Last July he was ousted from the University of Georgia’s Football program after his arrest on aggravated assault/family violence after police alleged he physically abused his girlfriend.

Alabama Nick Saban maintained during National Signing Day that it was a collective “university decision that got made by a lot of people here.”

Saban said in February, “We recruited this young man out of high school, and we felt that from what we knew about him. We listened to his high school coach and what the people at the school had to say about him.”

“With this chance, we also set certain stipulations of things that he needs to do in order to progress, so he won’t make mistakes like this ever again,” Saban added.

However, University of Georgia officials granted Taylor a “second chance.” He was first arrested in 2014, along with four teammates after getting caught double cashing meal reimbursement checks.

Officials granted Taylor a pretrial diversion on the charges. However, he violated the terms after his second arrest, which led to his ouster from the program.

Alabama School officials including Nick Saban have yet to comment on either arrest.

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