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Jonathan Taylor not eligible for re-admission at Alabama as more details emerge

Dismissed Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor's mugshot
Dismissed Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor’s mugshot

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.–Dismissed defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor is no longer a student at the University of Alabama and is not eligible for re-admission, per a University spokesperson.

Taylor was dismissed from the team on Sunday after being arrested and charged with domestic violence late Saturday night. His alleged victim in his arrest and charge later recanted her accusation Wednesday. She told police that the reported bruising on her neck was self-inflicted, and the damage done to her apartment happened before Saturday night.

Per the Tuscaloosa News:

The woman told investigators that she made up the allegations because Taylor cheated on her in December and she suspected him of cheating again.

Taylor’s lawyer Kim Stephens told AL.com Wednesday that her client was concerned about his future in football.

“He’s upset as anyone would be when they’ve been accused of doing something they didn’t do and the ramifications in light of his circumstances are huge,” Stephens told AL.com. “He could be prohibited from pursuing a professional career if he’s good enough to do that.”

This case remains under investigation, according to the Tuscaloosa Police, but the one certainty is Taylor will not return to the University of Alabama or its football team.

“That decision has already been made,” Saban told ESPN.com. “He won’t be back with us.”

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