Hornets’ Jeff Taylor Arrested On Domestic Assault Charges


Jeff TaylorCharlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police.

The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor 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 Lieutenant Steve Gonzalez declined to provide further details about the arrest when contacted by The Associated Press.

According to the release, police 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. A release from the team stated, “This is a matter that we take very seriously.”

Taylor, who is from Sweden, was selected in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft after playing at Vanderbilt.

The Hornets open training camp Tuesday in Asheville, N.C.

The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Taylor has been competing for the past two seasons with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for a starting spot at small forward, and he’s well-liked by coach Steve Clifford because of his athletic ability.

Last season Taylor played in 26 games with eight starts before a ruptured Achilles tendon sidelined him for the rest of the season.

As a rookie in 2012, he played in 77 games with 29 starts. He has averaged 6.6 points and 2.0 rebounds for his career.

Photo via John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports Images

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