Boxer Jermain Taylor Arrested on Battery Charges


“Taylor’s arrest stemmed from an argument with a woman. Woman said Taylor chased her down the street threatening to kill her. Woman also said she pepper sprayed Taylor trying to get away. Police saw bite marks on the woman when they arrived,” Rachels said in a series of tweets.

This isn’t the first time that Taylor has found himself in trouble with the law. Last year, he avoided jail time following several felony charges over three different incidents in Arkansas, according to ESPN. Not only did he shoot a gun during a parade, he was also charged with “shooting and wounding his cousin and punching a fellow patient at a rehabilitation clinic.”

“I made a lot of mistakes. I just want to apologize to my state, to my kids and my cousin and my family. I’ve made some mistakes but I’m trying to come back,” Taylor said before his sentencing. A 19-year sentence was suspended by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson (other reports indicate that he was given a 6-year suspended sentence). That meant that as long as Taylor kept himself out of trouble, he wouldn’t have to serve time. His latest arrest could change that

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