Conflicting reports over whether Jeff Taylor was arrested a second time

Hornets' Taylor arrested on domestic violence charges
Friday September 26th, 2014

There were conflicting reports over whether Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was may have been arrested for a second time in less than a day.

WILX-TV reported Taylor was arrested for malicious destruction of a building, but Pro Basketball Talk reported that the East Lansing Police Department said there was no second arrest. WILX-TV's report has since been removed. 

The damage Taylor inflicted to a building in East Lansing, Mich. was less than $200, according to WILX-TV. According to multiple reports, Taylor was in jail last night from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., but it's unclear exactly why he was booked, as police did not confirm to Pro Basketball Report that they arrested him a second time. 

Taylor was charged with one count each of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property earlier Thursday. Taylor was booked and his bond was set at $5,000.

Taylor, 25, averaged 8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 77 games last season. He was selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft after playing college basketball at Vanderbilt.

The Hornets released a statement before the second incident on Thursday:

"The Charlotte Hornets were made aware of the incident involving Jeffery Taylor early this evening. The organization is in the process of gathering more information and doing our due diligence. This is a matter that we take very seriously."

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said earlier this week that the league would review its own domestic violence policies amid the NFL's recent troubles with the issue. 

- Scooby Axson

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