Georgia DL Jonathan Taylor was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault Tuesday. According to the Athens Banner-Hearald, Taylor was charged after authorities determined he was the “primary aggressor” in a domestic violence incident on campus against his girlfriend.
University of Georgia police and emergency medical services were dispatched at 2:47 a.m. to meet a possible victim at Busbee Hall. The call came from a third party. Police met with the victim and third party at Busbee.
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 Taylor and the victim.
The police report said the victim had “visible scratches and red marks to her neck and bruises on her arm and leg.” The reporting officer wrote he determined that Taylor “had offensively used his hands to choke her and had also struck her several times with a closed fist.”
This is the second time Taylor has found trouble this off season. He was one of four players charged with fraud in March for cashing student stipend checks.
Coach Richt most likely will act quickly to reestablish order with his football program. I don’t believe we will see Taylor play for Georgia this season. He will most likely have to enter some type of anger rehab program.