Charlotte Hornets’ Jeff Taylor banned from team activities after domestic assault charge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte Hornets basketball player arrested on a domestic assault charge will not be participating in any team-related activities while the NBA investigates the allegations, according to the team.
Jeffery Matthew Taylor, 25, was arrested in Michigan by the East Lansing Police Department on Thursday morning. His bond was set at $5,000.
“As an organization, we understand and appreciate the seriousness of this matter, and will assist the NBA and law enforcement in any way we can until this comes to an acceptable resolution,” the Hornets said in a statement on Friday.
Taylor has been charged with domestic assault, assault, and malicious destruction of property, according WCNC in Charlotte. Specific details surrounding the allegations remain unclear.
Taylor was drafted in the second round of the NBA draft in 2012. He didn’t play last season due to a ruptured Achilles.
Taylor played college basketball at Vanderbilt. He attended high school in New Mexico and was born in Sweden.