Saban dismisses Taylor from Tide after new domestic violence arrest
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban has dismissed Jonathan Taylor from the team following the second domestic violence arrest of the defensive lineman's college career.
Saban announced the decision on Sunday, a day after Taylor was arrested when a woman reported she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Taylor signed with the Crimson Tide about six months after his dismissal from Georgia following his arrest in a girlfriend's assault.
Saban says the allegations "will still need to go through the legal process, but when he was given an opportunity here, it was under strict guidelines and we made it clear there was a zero tolerance policy."
Tuscaloosa police charged the 21-year-old Taylor with domestic violence third-degree assault and domestic violence third-degree criminal mischief.
Police say the 24-year-old woman had injuries to her neck.