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Looks like the National Football League (NFL) aren’t the only ones plagued with scandal in the sports world.

On Thursday, Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges.

From ESPN:

The police department said in a statement Thursday that Taylor, 25, was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000.

East Lansing Police Lt. Steve Gonzalez declined to give any further details about Taylor’s arrest. But according to the statement, officers responded to an incident at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday.

The Hornets say they are aware of the incident involving the third-year forward and are gathering more information.

“The organization is in the process of gathering more information and doing our due diligence,” the team said in a statement. “This is a matter that we take very seriously.”

An NBA spokesperson also said the association is aware of Taylor’s arrest and plan to investigate.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver had said Monday that the league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence policies in light of the issues surrounding the NFL.

“We learn from other league’s experiences. We’re studying everything that’s been happening in the NFL,” Silver said. “We’re working with our players’ association [and new executive director Michele Roberts]. We’ve been talking for several weeks, and we’re going to take a fresh look at everything we do.”

Taylor’s pretrial court date has been set for Oct. 8. According to ESPN, jury selection for the case is set for Oct. 14, but Taylor also has the option of a bench trial.


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