Another college football player has found himself in trouble with the law. According to reports, Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was charged with felony aggravated assault/family violence early Tuesday morning.
The incident that caused the arrest was a domestic violence issue on campus where Taylor was described as the “primary aggressor.”
It was Taylor’s second arrest of the offseason.
From the Athens Banner-Herald:
University of Georgia police and emergency medical services were dispatched at 2:47 a.m. to meet a possible victim at Busbee Hall. The call came from a third party. Police met with the victim and third party at Busbee.
There was evidence that the female victim had been “possibly strangled by the offender,” in the incident in Taylor’s dorm room, Williamson said. There was evidence that the victim and another individual had been involved in an argument in McWhorter Hall, police said. Officers determined an established relationship and “co-habitation” with Taylor and the victim.
The victim is a UGA student not enrolled in summer school.
Earlier this year, Taylor was one of four players charged with fraud after cashing student stipend checks twice.
Taylor had to participate in community service as part of a pre-trial intervention program, but the new arrest will violate those terms.
There is a good chance that Taylor, who was set to compete for a backup nose tackle role, could find himself in danger of losing his spot with the team.