Alabama issues statement on Jonathan Taylor signing
The re-signing of D.J. Pettway, the object of Nick Saban‘s impassioned second-chance speech last month, led Alabama to take the unusual step of the athletic director releasing a statement addressing the development.
A little over a year later, a similarly controversial signing has arisen.
Wednesday, Alabama confirmed that Jonathan Taylor was one of eight mid-year enrollees at the university. The defensive tackle’s new collegiate landing spot comes a few months after a pair of incidents, including one allegedly involving domestic violence, led to his dismissal by Georgia.
Shortly after his signing was confirmed, the university released the following statement.
Taylor is expected to participate in spring practice, and will be eligible to play immediately in 2015.