Georgia football’s offseason problems with the law continued Tuesday morning, when defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated assault/family violence, as reported by OnlineAthens.com.
It’s Taylor’s second arrest of the offseason. Taylor was one of four Georgia players arrested in March for “double-dipping” student stipend checks issued by the school’s athletic association by cashing or depositing the funds twice. He went into a pre-trial intervention program in June, but another arrest or citation was said to violate the terms of that program.
A Georgia player was arrested this morning. Rinse and repeat. http://t.co/AiMBCiQw0W
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 22, 2014
Police reportedly determined Tuesday morning that Taylor was the aggressor in a domestic violence situation at McWhorter Hall on Georgia’s campus, according to the university’s police chief, Jimmy Williamson.
From OnlineAthens.com’s report:
University of Georgia police and emergency medical services were dispatched at 2:47 a.m. to meet a possible victim at Busbee Hall. The call came from a third party. Police met with the victim and third party at Busbee.
There was evidence that the female victim had been “possibly strangled by the offender,” in the incident in Taylor’s dorm room, Williamson said. There was evidence that the victim and another individual had been involved in an argument in McWhorter Hall, police said. Officers determined an established relationship and “co-habitation” with Taylor and the victim.
Taylor, a redshirt sophomore nose tackle, appeared in 10 of Georgia’s 13 games last season, compiling nine tackles.
This offseason has been one full of legal trouble for the Georgia football program. According to ArrestNation.com, the Bulldogs have had six different arrests this offseason, though two of those arrests were made on Tray Matthews and Shaquille Wiggins, who transferred from the team.