Jonathan Taylor no longer at Alabama, ineligible for reinstatement (Dr. Saturday)


Jonathan Taylor will not be eligible to be reinstated to the Alabama football team if the charges against him are eventually dropped. Thursday, the school said Taylor was no longer a student at the university and ineligible for reinstatement. He was charged with domestic assault from an incident on Saturday with his girlfriend and dismissed from the Alabama football team a day later. After Taylor's dismissal, the woman accusing him of domestic violence recanted her allegations. Wednesday, police said the charges remained against Taylor pending the completion of the investigation. Based off what police found when they were called to the scene, a police spokesperson said there was probable cause. If the charges had been dropped, there was a possibility Taylor could be reinstated to the team. Now that he's no longer a student, the possibility is gone. From Although Deborah Lane, associate vice president for university relations, did not specifically say the embattled former football player was expelled, Taylor's ineligibility for readmission follows UA's expulsion guidelines outlined by the Office of Student Conduct :  University Expulsion : Separation of the student from the University permanently or on an indefinite basis. A student permanently expelled is prohibited from reapplying to the University in the future or from earning a degree from any of its colleges or schools. Readmission of a student expelled on an indefinite basis may not occur within five years and shall require the recommendation of the Vice President for Student Affairs and approval of the Provost. If a disciplinary action results in the Judicial Administrator determining that expulsion is the appropriate sanction, then the Vice President for Student Affairs shall review the sanction and shall make the final decision to expel after consultation with the President of the University. Because a decision to expel a student is made after consultation with the President, a student has no right to request a review of the sanction of expulsion. The evidence for probable cause, according to police, was bruising around the woman's neck and a hole punched in a closet. Per court records, the woman has told police the bruising around her neck was self-inflicted. Before he enrolled at Alabama in January, Taylor was dismissed from Georgia in July after being charged with domestic violence. He was also involved in a scheme with other Georgia players to double-deposit student tuition checks. Monday, Alabama coach Nick Saban apologized for the incident over the weekend but not for giving Taylor a chance with the Crimson Tide. For more Alabama news, visit - - - - - - - Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter! Follow @NickBromberg


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