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Jermain Taylor Arraigned, Will Be Allowed to Fight

by David P. Greisman

UPDATE: Jermain Taylor has made bail and, as of late morning/early afternoon on Wednesday, is no longer listed in the Pulaski County detention facility's roster of inmates.

Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor appeared in court via video on Wednesday morning to be arraigned on accusations that he shot and wounded his cousin early in the evening on Tuesday at Taylor’s house in Arkansas, according to Arkansas Online.

Taylor, 36, is facing one count each of first-degree battery and aggravated assault, according to Pulaski County jail records. Bail has been set at $25,000.

The incident left Taylor’s cousin with at least two gunshot wounds. He was hospitalized in serious condition.

“Prosecutors said during the hearing that Taylor said he had had previous problems with the two men [his cousin and another man who had accompanied him’ and that they showed up ‘uninvited,’ ” the Arkansas Online article said. “Taylor told them to leave and then retrieved a gun, ultimately shooting the cousin at least twice, prosecutors said.”

Taylor will have to sign an extradition waiver in order to be allowed to train in Florida and then travel to Mississippi for his Oct. 8 bout against 160-pound titleholder Sam Soliman.

Taylor is 32-4-1 with 20 KOs.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 08-28-2014

Looking like self defense

Comment by LouIE G on 08-27-2014

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;14890956]Guess his cousin thought the "bad intentions" were gone[/QUOTE] Lol.! Thats good!

Comment by larryxxx.... on 08-27-2014

Guess his cousin thought the "bad intentions" were gone

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-27-2014

I don't think 'thug' when I watch the many interviews with Taylor thru the years. And hey, what complete idiot shows up at someone's house uninvited? Then doesn't leave when told to leave? Obviously we need more facts, but I'm…

Comment by nathan_nall on 08-27-2014

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;14890723]I don't know the gun laws there but pathetic, weak charges w/ a get out of jail free card...Nothing happens...All the worst 2 jt ( he doesn't deserve caps)...[/QUOTE] There's probably more to it than is being reported in 2-3…

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