published Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Georgia's Jonathan Taylor arrested on felony assault charge

University of Georgia redshirt sophomore nose tackle Jonathan Taylor was arrested Tuesday morning by university police on a felony charge of aggravated assault.

It is the second arrest this year for the 6-foot-4, 336-pounder from Millen, Ga., who was among the four Bulldogs players in March charged with trying to deposit student stipend checks twice. One of those four, safety Tray Matthews, was later dismissed from the program and has since transferred to Auburn.

According to university policy, a student-athlete charged with a felony is immediately suspended from athletic competition. The university had yet to comment on Taylor's arrest as of Tuesday night.

Taylor appeared in 10 of Georgia's 13 games last season, compiling nine tackles. His most productive performance occurred in the 45-6 rout of Appalachian State, when he had five tackles and a sack.

Contact David Paschall at or 423-757-6524.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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