Reports: Redskins S Taylor arrested

MIAMI (Ticker) - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor reportedly was arrested Saturday night and charged with a felony count of aggravated assault with a firearm as well as simple assault.

According to numerous reports, Taylor turned himself into Miami-Dade County Police at 10 p.m. EDT. The Miami Herald reported Taylor turned himself in, accompanied by his lawyer, and was taken to Turner Guilford Knight correctional facility

“We have just been made aware of a potential situation in Miami regarding Sean Taylor,” the Redskins said in a statement Saturday night. “The representatives for Taylor are keeping us informed as to the developments of the situation. There is nothing we can add to the process at this time.”

Taylor, 22, had been called a “person of interest” since Friday in what the Washington Post reported on its website was a case involving a stolen car on Wednesday.

A public information officer for the Miami-Dade County Police Department told The Post that shots were fired into the vehicle.

The arrest is Taylor’s second in the past eight months. In October, he was arrested for DUI outside of Washington, although he was later acquitted on two charges in that incident.

The fifth overall pick in 2004 out of Miami, Taylor has had his problems since entering the NFL. He has fired two sets of agents, showed up late for the NFL’s rookie symposium and been accused of spitting on an opponent.

Taylor also has stayed away from the Redskins’ voluntary workouts this offseason as he reportedly has been seeking a renegotiation of the seven-year, $18 million deal he signed prior to his rookie season.

A hard hitter with a nose for the ball, Taylor played in 15 games with 13 starts during his rookie campaign, collecting 76 tackles, four interceptions and a sack.

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Updated Sunday, Jun 5, 2005