Jermain Taylor Arrested After Allegedly Biting, Threatening to Kill Woman

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2017

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Boxer Jermain Taylor walks from the Pulaski County Jail in Little Rock, Ark. Taylor must undergo a mental evaluation, an Arkansas judge said Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.  Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson granted a request from Taylor's attorneys that Taylor be moved to a state hospital for a full evaluation, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
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Former boxing middleweight champion Jermain Taylor has had yet another run-in with the law as he was arrested for allegedly biting and threatening to kill a woman.

TMZ reported the news, adding Taylor is already on probation stemming from multiple incidents over the past few years. He has reportedly been released from custody.

According to Brandon Riddle of ArkansasOnline, one of the charges brought against the 38-year-old was terroristic threatening. The alleged victim claimed Taylor bit her multiple times and attempted to damage her cell phone to stop her from contacting the authorities.

TMZ added the authorities reported smelling intoxicants when the arrest was made.

Per ESPN's Dan Rafael, police accused Taylor of shooting his cousin in 2014. According to Sarah Chaffin and Marine Glisovic of KATV Little Rock, he was given a suspended 19-year prison sentence in 2016 for three separate cases.

Taylor became a mainstream boxing star in 2005 when he won back-to-back bouts against then-middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, ending Hopkins' 12-year reign at the top of the division. He lost his title to Kelly Pavlik in 2007 and fought two fantastic battles against Karl Froch and Arthur Abraham in 2009.

He retired from the sport in 2014 despite nursing a five-fight win streak. His final win, over Sam Soliman, saw him reclaim the IBF middleweight title.

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