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Felony charge against Penn State's Taylor is dismissed

Updated: March 12, 2008, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The most serious charge against Penn State defensive tackle Phil Taylor has been dismissed.

Authorities say Taylor and two other former players beat up a man during a dance in October. A felony aggravated assault charge against Taylor was dismissed during a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Taylor now faces trial on simple assault, disorderly conduct and other charges. Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira says he would not rule out the possibility ...

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