UConn safety Taylor arrested, charged with larceny

Updated: September 19, 2006, 8:35 PM ET
Associated Press

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 police said.

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 5½ 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 status.

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. 26.

Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press