Ge­or­gia dis­misses re­serve DE Jonathan Tay­lor

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ge­or­gia has an­nounced that sopho­more de­fen­sive line­man Jonathan Tay­lor has been dis­missed from the team fol­low­ing his ar­rest on ag­gra­vated as­sault and fam­ily vi­o­lence charges.

The school an­nounced Tay­lor’s dis­missal on Wed­nes­day.

A Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia po­lice de­part­ment re­port stated that Tay­lor al­legedly used his hands to choke and hit his girl­friend, whose name was not re­leased.

Tay­lor was ar­rested at 4:45 a.m. Tues­day and re­leased from Athens-Clarke County Jail on a $5,000 bond Wed­nes­day.

The de­fen­sive end, listed third on the depth chart en­ter­ing summer camp, played in 10 games as a red­shirt fresh­man last sea­son.

He was one of four Ge­or­gia foot­ball play­ers ar­rested in March for re­ceiv­ing dou­ble pay­ments for checks of $71.50 is­sued by the school’s ath­letic de­part­ment.

Tay­lor and for­mer team­mate James DeLoach faced “sig­nif­i­cant ad­di­tional in­ter­nal dis­ci­pline,” the school stated af­ter the March ar­rest, but no sus­pen­sions af­ter be­ing ac­cepted into a pre-trial in­ter­ven­tion pro­gram.

Tray Matthews, another of the four play­ers ar­rested in March, sub­se­quently was dis­missed from the team fol­low­ing an al­leged class­room al­ter­ca­tion and said he was trans­fer­ring to Auburn. Uriah LeMay, also in­volved ar­rested in March, also left school.

Matthews, Tay­lor and DeLoach de­posited the pa­per checks through a mo­bile de­vice and also cashed the them at a con­ve­nience store, cam­pus po­lice said.

LeMay was charged with cash­ing a room­mate’s check which al­ready had been de­posited through a mo­bile de­vice, ac­cord­ing to cam­pus po­lice.

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