Charlotte Hornets forward pleads guilty to domestic assault

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Charlotte Hornets small forward Jeffery Taylor has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour domestic assault charge. 

According to Reuters, Taylor has pleaded guilty to domestic assault on Wednesday as well as also admitting to misdemeanour malicious destruction of property charge.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred last year in September when the basketball star was arrested at a Michigan hotel. He was also indicted at the time for assault and battery but those charges were eventually dropped.

Immediately after the incident, the Charlotte Hornets who are owned by Michael Jordan suspended their 25-year-old small forward indefinitely, the NBA are continuing to investigate his conduct.

The actual events of the assault are believed to be Taylor forcefully pushing his girlfriend and also damaging a wall at the Michigan hotel, WCNC-Charlotte reports the incident from the words of Taylor in court.

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The player who is still teetering on the edge of carving out a career in the NBA and now faces a possibility of spending up to 93 days in jail for the misdemeanour charge.

Reuters have reported however that the prosecutor said it would not object to Judge Andrea Larkin ordering Taylor to be placed in a probation diversion program.

This means that if the small forward were to complete the probation programme, Taylor's record when then be cleared of all charges of the incident.

Taylor averaged eight points and 2.3 rebounds in 26 games last season before rupturing his Achilles' tendon.

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