Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Taylor is third Nittany Lion charged in October fight
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A third Penn State football player was charged Monday in connection with a campus fight.
Suspended defensive tackle Phil Taylor was charged Monday with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
University police said Taylor and former Penn State players Chris Baker and Navorro Bowman beat up a man during a dance in October. Baker and Bowman already have been charged and are awaiting trial.
Taylor also faces one count of summary harassment and stalking. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 12.
Taylor's defense attorney, Ron McGlaughlin, questioned Tuesday how his client was identified and said he would look into whether Taylor had been defending himself in the incident.