Alabama Player Arrested for Domestic Violence, dismissed from team



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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was arrested Saturday night and charged with domestic violence third degree assault and domestic violence third degree criminal mischief, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday at the victim’s home on East 15th Street, according to the incident report.

Police say Taylor’s 24-year-old girlfriend suffered minor neck injuries during an altercation between them. Police also found a bedroom closet door with a hole punched in it.

The 6-foot-4, 335-pound Taylor, who has a history of domestic violence issues, joined Alabama in January after spending last season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.

Taylor was charged with domestic violence-assault and domestic violence-criminal mischief. He was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Jail and placed on a $1000.00 bond and a mandatory 12-hour domestic violence hold.

Nick Saban tells media Taylor has since been dismissed from the football team and is no longer part of the program.

“This will still need to go through the legal process, but when he was given an opportunity here, it was under strict guidelines and we made it clear there was a zero tolerance policey,” he stated in a release from the University.