Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleads guilty to domestic assault

Wednesday October 29th, 2014

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor domestic assault and misdemeanor malicious destruction of property, according to Reuters

Taylor was arrested on the charges on Sept. 25 after an incident at a Michigan hotel. He was also arrested for assault and battery, but that charge was dropped Wednesday. 

The Hornets suspended Taylor indefinitely a day after his arrest while the NBA investigates his conduct.

WCNC-Charlotte reports that Taylor said in court that he pushed his then-girlfriend without her permission, damaging a wall in the hotel.

The domestic assault misdemeanor carries up to 93 days in jail, but Reuters reports that the prosecutor said it would not object to Judge Andrea Larkin ordering Taylor to be placed in a probation diversion program.

If he were to complete probation, Taylor's record could be cleared of the charges. 

Taylor averaged eight points and 2.3 rebounds in 26 games last season before rupturing his Achilles' tendon. 

- Molly Geary

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