HoopsHype Jeffery Taylor rumors

October 30, 2014 Updates

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

Larkin said alcohol was involved in the incident and ordered Taylor not to buy or possess any alcohol during his probation term. Larkin, referring to a presentence report, said an alcohol abuse assessment showed that Taylor was "in the beginning of possible stages." She said he'd rated a 9 on a scale from 0 to 21. One of his attorneys, Southfield-based Layne Sakwa, said in court that Taylor has already started a substance abuse program. Lansing State Journal

He will be monitored for 60 days by a smartphone-sized device that can detect alcohol use. After that, he will be subject to random testing for the remaining time he is on probation. Taylor, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., also must complete a Charlotte-based batterers intervention program as well as 80 hours of community service. Lansing State Journal

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a domestic violence charge and admitted he pushed his girlfriend at a hotel in Michigan. The news came just hours before the Hornets were set to open the regular season against the Milwaukee Bucks. Taylor pleaded guilty in East Lansing District Court to domestic abuse and malicious destruction of property charges. He faces up to 93 days in jail, but prosecutors say they won't oppose a diversion program that could clear Taylor's record if he complies with probation rules. Detroit News

October 8, 2014 Updates

A pretrial hearing on domestic assault and other charges filed against Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor was adjourned Wednesday for three weeks. Taylor, 25, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, who is a Michigan State University student, as well as an employee of the Marriott Hotel in East Lansing on Sept. 25. Court documents allege Taylor also caused between $200 and $1,000 in damage to hotel property. USA Today Sports

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor is expected to attend a pre-trial court hearing in Michigan on domestic assault and other charges. Taylor is scheduled to appear Wednesday morning in East Lansing District Court for the hearing, a week before jury selection is set to take place. Taylor has been charged with domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property stemming from a Sept. 25 incident at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place. USA Today Sports

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September 27, 2014 Updates

The Hornets issued a statement on Friday stating that they had removed Jeff Taylor, who is facing domestic violence charges, from team activities until the matter gets sorted out. “We have informed Jeffery Taylor that effective immediately he will not be participating in any team-related activities while the NBA is investigating his conduct in this matter,” the statement said. “As an organization, we understand and appreciate the seriousness of this matter, and will assist the NBA and law enforcement in any way we can until this comes to an acceptable resolution. We have spoken with Jeffery and his representatives and they fully understand our position.” NBCSports.com

September 26, 2014 Updates

Rick Bonnell: Players union issues statement on Jeff Taylor situation: Says fine for him to be away from team if no "disciplinary" action taken. That sounds like union expects Hornets to continue paying Taylor's salary. I'm told Hornets already planned to do so. Twitter @rick_bonnell

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