Charlotte Hornets forward arrested on domestic assault charge

Jeffery Taylor of the Charlotte Hornets (©GettyImages)

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor was arrested Thursday morning and charged with domestic assault, assault, and malicious destruction of property according to WCNC in Charlotte.

More domestic abuse issues

Taylor was in Michigan in the early hours of Thursday morning and was arrested at an East Lansing hotel, his bond has been set at $5,000 whilst full details of the case are being collected.

With all the recent news surrounding domestic abuse issues in the NFL, one of the other major sports industries in the United States could've done without the negative spotlight being transferred to their world.

The arrest and charge for Taylor comes only days after commissioner, Adam Silver, stated that with all the issues currently being raised in the NFL that the NBA have been prompted to take a "fresh look" at their own policies regarding existing punishments and policies.

Statement and previous season

Full details of the incident are still being collected but the statement about Taylor's arrest read as follows: 

"Jeffery Matthew Taylor, 25, was arrested at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Taylor is charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property."

Taylor was a member of Charlotte before their name change to the Hornets this season, having been drafted by the then-Bobcats in 2012 with the 31st pick.

Last season the small forward's campaign was marred by a serious Achilles tendon injury that allowed him to only play 26 games, his season ended after the 20th of December.

He had started eight games and was averaging 8.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 24.2 minutes.

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