Georgia DL Taylor arrested on felony assault, involves possible strangulation
The hits keep on coming for Mark Richt on the defensive side of the football.
According to Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph, Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday by campus police and charged with felony aggravated assault. Taylor was booked at 6:08 a.m. according to the Athens-Clarke County jail log.
Police determined Taylor was the “primary aggressor” in a domestic attack at McWhorter Hall according to University of Georgia police chief Jimmy Williamson.
Per the Athens-Banner Herald, ‘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 the individuals.’
Taylor was one of four Georgia players arrested in March on theft by deception charges after trying to double-dip scholarship checks.
A third-year sophomore, Taylor appeared in 10 games last season with nine tackles and a sack. An imposing threat at 6-foot-4, 335 pounds, the former four-star recruit was expected to be in the rotation up front this fall for the Bulldogs.
Richt has not yet commented on Taylor’s arrest. Considering this is his second infraction this offseason, it’s unlikely Taylor will remain on the team.