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Friday, April 11, 2008
Taylor accepts suspension for role in campus fight

Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's judicial affairs office has suspended defensive tackle Phil Taylor for much of the summer as part of sanctions for his role in a fight last fall.

Taylor recently accepted the sanctions, according to the university.

Taylor is barred from campus this summer through Aug. 15, including classes and extracurricular activities. He was allowed to finish spring semester classes.

Taylor was suspended from the football team in February. He would miss about a week of preseason practice if coach Joe Paterno allows him back on the squad.

Police have charged Taylor with simple assault and other charges stemming from a fight on campus last October in which authorities said Taylor and two other former players beat up a man during a dance.

A felony aggravated assault charge against Taylor was dismissed during a preliminary hearing last month.