Nick Saban ‘not sorry’ for giving Jonathan Taylor a chance

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Nick Saban said Monday evening that he’s not sorry that he gave a chance to former UGA defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor.

He’s only sorry that it didn’t work out.

Taylor was arrested on charges of domestic violence third degree assault and domestic violence third degree criminal mischief by the Tuscaloosa Police Department on Saturday night.

The 6-foot-4, 340-pound defensive tackle was kicked off Alabama’s team on Sunday, when Saban issued a statement about the incident.

“Jonathan Taylor has been dismissed from the team and is no longer a part of our program. This will still need to go through the legal process, but when he was given an opportunity here, it was under strict guidelines and we made it clear there was a zero tolerance policy.”

Saban addressed Taylor’s situation more in-depth on Monday.

Taylor was dismissed from UGA after being involved in a cash-checking scheme and arrested on an aggravated assault/family violence charge. Those cases are pending in Athens.

Saban also addressed former St. Pius star Geno Smith’s second DUI arrest in two years. Smith is a defensive back at Alabama.


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