Monday, May 15, 2006

Attorney Says Taylor Is Innocent

Ramonce Taylor, who was Texas' all-purpose yardage leader in 2005, was arrested early Sunday morning after sheriff's deputies in Bell County (Texas) found a backpack containing roughly five pounds of marijuana in his Chevrolet Tahoe. He was charged with state jail felony possession of marijuana and will be arraigned Monday. Now Taylor's attorney, Buck Harris of Killeen, is already on the case. Harris said there were three other people in the Tahoe with Taylor, and that the backpack does not belong to his client. The other three individuals have yet to be identified. ... This is not the first time Taylor, who was excused from spring drills because of unspecified academic reasons, has been the focus of an investigation. In December, Taylor and former teammate Cedric Griffin were questioned about an alleged assault in Austin. Taylor also was questioned about a Sept. 4 assault in Austin involving a handgun. In each case, no charges were filed. An interesting sidenote: Taylor's mother, Ramona Clark, is a former state prison guard, including two years working on Death Row in Huntsville. Also of note: Burnt Orange Nation has a link to video of Taylor from last season. And regardless of the outcome of this latest incident, the boys over at Bevo Sports have just about had it with Taylor (some registration).

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