According to the UGA Police incident report, Taylor and the victim had been “living together for several weeks.” At the time of the interview, officers observed “visible scratched and red marks to her neck and bruises on her arm and leg.”
“I determined that her boyfriend, Jonathan Maurice Taylor, had offensively used his hands to choke her and had also struck her several times with a closed fist,” Officer R. Edwards reported.
The 20-year-old victim, whose name was redacted, was listed on the report as 5-foot-11, 170 pounds. She was treated at the scene and released. Taylor is 6-5, 340, according to the identification he submitted to police.
Taylor, who played at Jenkins County High, was listed as a third-team nose guard on the Bulldogs’ preseason depth chart. That position also is manned by senior Mike Thornton and junior Chris Mayes. He had nine tackles and a sack as a redshirt freshman last season.