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Former Commodore Jeffery Taylor Arrested for Domestic Assault

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Former All-SEC athlete and current Charlotte Bobcat Jeffery Taylor was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with domestic assault, assault, and malicious destruction of property.

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Jeffery Taylor was arrested early Thursday morning. The charge? Domestic assault.

The former Commodore was picked up by East Lansing (MI) police at around 1 A.M. this morning. Details regarding the arrest are still unclear, but he was formally charged with domestic assault, assault, and malicious destruction of property. He was being held on $5,000 bond.

Taylor was a fan favorite in Nashville thanks to his high-flying dunks and ability to play lockdown defense. He was drafted 31st overall by the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) in 2012 and has stuck as a part-time starter in his two seasons with the team.

The Sweden-born small forward showed signs of improvement on the court before suffering a season-ending achilles' injury in December. The Hornets have yet to comment on the situation. If Taylor is eventually convicted of these alleged crimes, the NBA - and new commissioner Adam Silver - are likely to impose a severe punishment on the young athlete. The recent (and justified) criticism that the NFL has received regarding domestic violence will ensure that Taylor serves a punishment that meets any crime of which he is found guilty.

We'll have more updates on this story as it develops.