Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffrey Taylor has been charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. East Lansing Police responded to an incident at the East Lansing Marriott around 1 am on Thursday. Taylor will not be at the Hornets preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 8, the same day of his pre-trial court date.
Taylor, a native of Norrkoping, Sweden, lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sporting News reports “it’s is unclear why he was in Michigan.” He is the second Hornets player involved in violent offseason incidents. Rookie guard PJ Hairston out of UNC is accused of punching a high school basketball player in the head during a pickup game at the Durham YMCA in July. Hairston’s court date is set for November 14.