STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut starting safety Marvin Taylor
has been arrested for the second time in just over a year, charged
with larceny relating to an illegal use of a credit card, campus
Taylor, a 6-foot junior, turned himself in on Friday after
learning there was a warrant for his arrest. Police accused Taylor
of obtaining a credit card number and using it for several
purchases without the owner's consent. He was charged with
sixth-degree larceny and illegal use of a credit card.
"Coach [Randy] Edsall is aware of it and it's a pending legal
matter. We will have no further comment on it," UConn athletic
department spokesman Mike Enright said Tuesday.
Taylor, of New Brunswick, N.J., remains with the team. A day
after his arrest, Taylor started in UConn's 24-13 home loss to Wake
forest. He had 5˝ tackles and forced a fumble.
Taylor was one of five players arrested in a pellet-gun shooting
outside a Willimantic convenience story in May 2005. Charges were
dismissed against two players.
Taylor and two other teammates were granted accelerated
rehabilitation, a program for first-time offenders. Charges against
them would be dismissed if they successfully completed two years of
probation. Taylor's latest arrest could affect his probationary
Larceny in the sixth degree, a misdemeanor, is punishable by up
to three months in prison.
He was released on a $2,000 bond and is due in court on Sept.