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Apr 1, 2015 11:58 AM

Ex-Alabama player's accuser recants domestic violence claim

The Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Police say the woman who accused former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor of domestic violence has recanted her allegations.

Tuscaloosa police said in a news release Wednesday that the woman, who has not been identified, was arrested on a charge of False Reporting to Law Enforcement.

Police say they will review the charges at a later date.

Taylor was arrested on Saturday and coach Nick Saban dismissed the defensive lineman the following day. He was charged with domestic violence third-degree assault and domestic violence third-degree criminal mischief after the woman reported injuries to her neck and damage to her apartment.

The 6-foot-4, 335-pound lineman was dismissed from Georgia in July 2014 following his arrest on aggravated assault and family violence charges for allegedly punching and choking his girlfriend.


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