Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty for misdemeanor domestic assault.
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After pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and malicious destruction of property Wednesday, Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor received 18 months probation reports the Lancing State Journal.
"The NBA player who admitted pushing his then-girlfriend into a wall at an East Lansing hotel last month was sentenced today to 18 months of probation and ordered to pay $1,840 in fines and costs.Jeff Taylor, a forward for the Charlotte Hornets, pleaded guilty Wednesday in 54B District Court to domestic assault and destruction of property under $200. Each is a misdemeanor.Taylor was sentenced today by Judge Andrea Larkin under a law that will keep the conviction off his record unless he violates the terms of his probation."
Larkin said that alcohol was involved in the incident, reports the Lancing State Journal, and ordered that Taylor not purchase or possess any alcohol during his probation.
Taylor will be monitored by a “smart-phone sized device” that can detect his alcohol use for the first 60 days and will be subjected to random testing for the rest of his probation period. He’ll also attend an intervention program and must complete 80 hours of community service.
For basketball, this means Taylor will be able to play for the Hornets during this year and a half though he is deep on Charlotte’s bench. Taylor, 25, played in 26 games last season before tearing his achilles. He averaged 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.
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