Monday, August 7, 2006
Redskins FS Taylor fined four game paychecks
NEW YORK - Washington Redskins free safety Sean Taylor
was fined four game paychecks by the NFL on Monday for violating
the league's personal conduct policy.
The fine comes after Taylor reached an agreement with
prosecutors to drop felony charges against him and pleaded no
contest to two misdemeanors in an assault case.
The NFL did say Taylor, who had a base salary of $425,000 this
season, could earn back a portion of the fine if he complies
with specific requirements.
Taylor had faced a maximum of 46 years in prison if convicted on
three aggravated assault charges and one misdemeanor stemming
from a confrontation last year involving his vehicle.
Since being drafted fifth overall out of Miami in 2004, Taylor
has been fined seven times for late hits and other infractions,
including a $17,000 penalty for spitting in the face of Tampa
Bay running back Michael Pittman during a playoff game in
January. He also drew a $25,000 fine for skipping a mandatory