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Cochise
06-25-2005, 11:50 AM
Safety to go on trial the day after Redskins' opener
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor would face a minimum prison sentence of three years if convicted on charges of pointing a gun during a dispute about an all-terrain vehicle.

A trial date was set for Sept. 12, the day after the Redskins open their season.

State prosecutors filed charges Friday against the 22-year-old former University of Miami star. He faces a single count of aggravated assault with a firearm and a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, said Michael Greico, assistant state attorney.

Taylor allegedly was among a group of people who got into a June 1 armed confrontation over a vehicle the player and his associates believed had been stolen. Another man in the group, 19-year-old Charles Caughman, also faces aggravated assault charges. He is accused of threatening and chasing someone with a baseball bat.

Taylor, the No. 5 overall draft pick by the Redskins in 2004, did not appear in court and has filed a written plea of not guilty.

His attorney, Edward Carhart, said his client hoped to avoid charges after meeting with prosecutors voluntarily and presenting polygraph test results the lawyer said clear Taylor of wrongdoing. Polygraph results usually are not admissible in court.

Greico said the charges involve three victims. He would not comment on the substance of the case but said Taylor faces a maximum prison term of 16 years.

Taylor signed a seven-year, $18 million deal with the Redskins after he was drafted. The team has excused him from further offseason practices and meetings so he can concentrate on his case.

Taylor was charged with drunken driving in October after attending a birthday party for receiver Rod Gardner. Those charges were dismissed, but Taylor was convicted for refusing to take a blood-alcohol test. The conviction was later dismissed.

Taylor also has fired two agents, was fined for skipping one day of the NFL's mandatory rookie symposium and was accused of spitting on a player during a game at Cincinnati.

the Talking Can
06-25-2005, 12:06 PM
He's smart.

Cochise
06-25-2005, 04:38 PM
He's smart.

He's from "duh" U

keg in kc
06-25-2005, 04:39 PM
Man, get this football shit off the front page.

BIG_DADDY
06-25-2005, 04:42 PM
I wonder where this happened at. It says Miami at the top. Man I wouldn't even hickup in Floriduh.

whoman69
06-25-2005, 04:42 PM
Man, get this football shit off the front page.
If only we didn't have to worry about prima donna athletes believing they can do whatever they please just because they are a superior athlete. Actually, it has nothing to do with football.

keg in kc
06-25-2005, 04:45 PM
If only we didn't have to worry about prima donna athletes believing they can do whatever they please just because they are a superior athlete.Oh, like you've never put a gun in someone's mug over an ATV.

Skip Towne
06-25-2005, 04:50 PM
Man, get this football shit off the front page.
Damn straight! Where's the word association game? Man that is challenging.

|Zach|
06-25-2005, 04:52 PM
Oh, like you've never put a gun in someone's mug over an ATV.
It was a scavenger hunt.