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The Charlotte Hornets have suspended forward Jeffery Taylor indefinitely. Taylor was arrested on a domestic assault charge on Thursday. 

By SI Wire
September 26, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets have suspended forward Jeffery Taylor indefinitely, the team announced in a statement on Friday. 

Taylor was arrested around 1 a.m. on Thursday and charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property.

"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 reads. "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."

NBAPA chief Michele Roberts also issued a statement, according to SI's Chris Mannix.

Taylor was reportedly involved in a second incident with police on Thursday.

He has a pre-trial court date for the domestic assault charge set for Oct. 8 at East Lansing District Court in Michigan. Taylor has the option for a bench trial, rather than a jury trial.

The 25-year-old averaged eight points and 2.3 rebounds in 77 games last season.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said that the league will review its own domestic violence policies in light of recent NFL cases regarding the issue. 

- Molly Geary

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