HoopsHype Jeffery Taylor rumors
The Charlotte Hornets released the following statement regarding Jeffery Taylor: "The NBA has informed us of its decision to suspend Jeffery Taylor. We understand and support the NBA's position in this matter." NBA.com
Devin Kharpertian: Only four players were suspended for domestic violence or abuse charges in the David Stern era, for a combined 14 games. The four: Jared Sullinger (1 game, though charges were dropped), then-Ron Artest (7 games), Jason Richardson, Glenn Robinson (3 games). Twitter @uuords
Tim Bontemps: By comparison, Taylor's suspension would be about a five-game suspension in the NFL. Twitter @TimBontemps
The Swedish basketball federation slapped a one-year ban on suspended NBA star Jeffery Taylor on Wednesday with the Charlotte Hornets forward at the centre of a probe into a domestic assault charge. Taylor was arrested and charged in September in East Lansing, Michigan, just the latest incident to tarnish the reputation of US sports. The 25-year-old was arraigned and has been formally charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property, a police statement said. Yahoo! Sports
"Violence is not part of our sport whether on the court or outside the court. On that basis, the committee director has decided that Jeffery Taylor will not play for the national team during the 2014-15 season," said federation president Hans von Uthmann in a statement. Yahoo! Sports
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. Lansing State Journal
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