Friday, October 17, 2003
Teen has surgery after attack by Dolphins player
DAVIE, Fla. -- A 15-year-old boy was attacked by a dog owned
by Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor and underwent hand surgery
Jonathon Raof had emergency surgery to repair nerve damage at
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, said the boy's mother, Denise
Raof. The boy had been released from a Pembroke Pines hospital
Wednesday, three days after the attack.
The boy's arms and right leg were hurt Sunday outside the Raof
home, about a mile from Taylor's home. Taylor was in Jacksonville
for Miami's game against the Jaguars.
"I'm very sorry about what occurred, and I've been in constant
contact with him and his family to try to help in any way
possible," Taylor said in a statement released Thursday by the
Dolphins. The team said Friday that Taylor considers the matter
private and does not plan to discuss it further.
Broward County Animal Care officials said Thursday the dog would
be euthanized. Taylor was fined $213, Animal Care and Regulations
Division spokesman Allan Siegel said.