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Georgia back-up DT Taylor facing assault charge

By The Associated Press
ATHENS -- Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a felony.<br /> <br /> University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday after an altercation with his girlfriend at McWhorter Hall on the campus.<br /> <br /> Williamson tells The Associated Press that officers found his girlfriend with marks around her neck.<br /> <br /> The woman wasn't immediately taken to a hospital, but Williamson said he understands that she sought medical treatment later Tuesday.<br /> <br /> Clarke County Jail reports show that Taylor was booked into the facility shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday. He was being held without bond. The jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.<br /> <br /> Williamson said a new Georgia law allowed officers to file the felony charge.
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