Monday, June 6, 2005

Constabulary Note

From the Miami Herald:

Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was released on bond from Miami-Dade County Jail late Saturday, 30 minutes after turning himself in for allegedly brandishing a gun and throwing a punch during a dispute over allegedly stolen property last week.

Taylor, a former University of Miami star, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery following an incident Wednesday night in Southwest Miami-Dade.

He was released on a $16,500 bond. A court hearing is tentatively set for June 24.

Taylor’s mother, Donna Junor, and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, both declined to comment on Sunday. Taylor’s father, Pedro W. Taylor, Florida City’s police chief, could not be reached at work.

A couple of interesting notes to this story. First, as the story points out, Mr. Taylor’s father is the chief of police in Florida City. Second, Mr. Taylor is a graduate of that bastion of South Florida sportsmanship, Gulliver Prep. I’m sure they’re going to offer him a coaching job once he’s canned from the Redskins.

PS: Michael Wilbon, a sports columnist for the Washington Post, has some thoughts on Mr. Taylor.