Taylor had been on paid leave since the start of the National
Basketball Association season, missing 11 games, and he will
have to sit out the next 13 games.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the 25-year-old Taylor, in his
third season in the league, will suffer a financial penalty
equal to 24 games.
"This suspension is necessary to protect the interests of the
NBA and the public's confidence in it," Silver said in a
statement. "Mr. Taylor's conduct violates applicable law and, in
my opinion, does not conform to standards of morality and is
prejudicial and detrimental to the NBA."
During an argument at an East Lansing, Michigan, hotel room in
September, Taylor pushed a woman into the hallway, where she
fell to the ground and slammed her head on a door, the player
The woman had marks on her upper arm and a bump on her head but
declined medical treatment, police said, adding that there was
also damage to a wall near the hotel room.
Taylor, who pleaded guilty last month, was sentenced to 18
months of probation. As part of his probation, he must complete
26 weeks in a domestic violence intervention program.
A second-round pick by Charlotte in the 2012 NBA Draft, Taylor
has averaged 6.6 points a game during his two seasons with the
(Reporting by Steve Ginsburg in Washington; Editing by Eric
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