Kurt Helin, NBC SPORTS
CHARLOTTE (NBC Sports)—A league shouldn’t need what happened with Ray Rice and the NFL to take domestic violence cases more seriously than they do.
But in the wake of the NFL’s sloppy handling of that case, the NBA will be under a spotlight in dealing with the arrest of Charlotte’s Jeff Taylor on a domestic assault charge in Michigan on Thursday. (Reports of a second arrest of Taylor seem questionable.)
An NBA spokesman told ProBasketballTalk the league is aware of the charges against Taylor and is investigating.
The Hornets released this statement on Taylor’s arrest:
“The organization is in the process of gathering more information and doing our due diligence. This is a matter that we take very seriously.”