Jul 17, 2014; Hoover, AL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt talks to the media during the SEC football media days at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs lineman charged with assault

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The bad news continues for the Georgia Bulldogs this offseason, as yet another player is in trouble with the law. Defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was charged with aggresive assault/family violence by UGA police Tuesday morning according to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The arrest was executed by UGA Police and Taylor was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 6:08 a.m. Since it is a felony charge involving violence, Taylor will have to go before a judge for a bond hearing. He remained incarcerated late Tuesday afternoon.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said the charges stemmed from a third-party complaint that Taylor strangled his girlfriend during a domestic dispute around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

“At 2:47 a.m., our dispatcher received a third-party call about a female individual who was injured by her boyfriend,” Williamson said. “Police officers and EMS were dispatched. We met with the victim at Busbee Hall along with the third-party caller. After interviewing her, we determined the incident had occurred at McWhorther Hall. We made contact with the primary resident, Jonathan Maurice Taylor. After talking to Mr. Taylor, the victim and evidence at the scene, officers determined they had significant probably cause to make the charge of ag assault/domestic violence.”

This represents just another of the many disappointments for the Georgia Bulldogs this season. The team has already dismissed Tray Matthews, and both of Uriah LeMay and Paris Bostick have already transferred from the school this offseason.

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