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Jeff Taylor suspended 24 games for domestic violence incident

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Nov 19, 2014.

  1. J.R.

    J.R. Member

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    Look out Dwight!

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>After domestic violence incident, the NBA has suspended Charlotte's Jeff Taylor for 24 games, league says.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/535190073869099010">November 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Since Taylor has been on paid leave for 11 games since arrest, Silver rules he must miss 13 more games but will forfeit 24 games of pay.</p>&mdash; Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KBergCBS/status/535190259257323522">November 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Silver: &quot;This suspension is necessary to protect the interests of the NBA and the public's confidence in it.&quot;</p>&mdash; Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KBergCBS/status/535190446214225920">November 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  2. Textroets

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    Jeff Taylor destroyed property and assualted someone. Didn't Dwight give his kid a spanking with a belt?
     
  3. bobloblaw

    bobloblaw Contributing Member

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    So this suspension is necessary for business reasons? It's refreshing that Silver has been consistently direct.
     
  4. heypartner

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    I'm all for punishing domestic violence. But 24 game suspension and loss of pay for pushing his gf, seems much more excessive punishment than the judge levied.

    "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a domestic violence charge and admitted he pushed his girlfriend at a hotel in Michigan.

    The news came just hours before the Hornets were set to open the regular season against the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Taylor pleaded guilty in East Lansing District Court to domestic abuse and malicious destruction of property charges. He faces up to 93 days in jail, but prosecutors say they won't oppose a diversion program that could clear Taylor's record if he complies with probation rules.

    In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped an assault and battery charge involving an employee at a Marriott hotel in East Lansing. Authorities have said that Taylor attacked his girlfriend and the employee Sept. 25.

    In court Wednesday, Taylor acknowledged that he pushed his girlfriend and damaged a wall at the hotel.


    Taylor is from Norrkoping, Sweden, and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    After his arrest, the Hornets banned Taylor from all team-related activities. The team declined comment about the plea Wednesday afternoon.

    Hornets general manager Rich Cho said in September that the team would await the outcome of an NBA-led investigation before making a decision on Taylor's potential return to the team.

    Cho said on Sept. 29 that it was "appropriate" for the organization to act "decisively and swiftly" in banning Taylor from all team-related activities.

    "We take domestic violence as a very serious matter," Cho said at the time.

    It's unclear if Taylor will face any punishment from the NBA.

    The Hornets went 43-39 last season and are hoping to make a deeper run in the playoffs. Taylor figured into the team's rotation as a backup.

    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. He played in 26 games with eight starts last season before suffering his injury in late December.

    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."
     
  5. ktbballplaya

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    This is how AP suspension should have been. He has already missed half the games in the season just make him pay the amount of games he has missed and allow him to play, I can't stand Roger.
     
  6. seclusion

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    Soooo...Peterson is on your fantasy team, isn't he?
     
  7. WinkFan

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    Howard will likely be okay as long as he is not charged with anything and no picture or video show up. If either one of those things happen, he'll likely miss the rest of the season.
     
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    For Jeff Taylor this could just be the end of his NBA career.
     
  9. NL Rocket

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    24 days for a fight with his girl, that's discrimination!
     
  10. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

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    Seems excessive.
     
  11. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    I love it when institutions that have no leg to stand on impose their own sense of selective morality. Keep it coming sports.
     
  12. J.R.

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    I don't really understand how that works. If your charged with a crime that is let's say a felony, and you accept a plea deal that convicts you of a lesser crime, should that be taken into consideration by a league like the NBA or NFL? It seems like any plea bargain is a function of a number of things related to anything from financial, political, or logistics issues. Why would any sports league base their punishment off of something that has a huge variance of enforcement based on reasons that have no relevance to the league?
     

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