Georgia proposes the SEC ban transfers from players who were previously kicked off A team for domestic violence

jonathantaylorclAlabama head coach Nick Saban came under fire when he announced that former Georgia Bulldog Jonathan Taylor would be on their team. Taylor was kicked off the Bulldogs team after he was arrested for felony domestic violence. Saban said that he wanted to give Taylor a second chance, but ended up kicking him off the team in March after another domestic violence incident. With some much attention focused on domestic violence now, one SEC school has proposed an option to do something about it. According to y Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia has proposed that the SEC ban transfers from players who were previously kicked off A team for domestic violence.

 

Under an SEC legislative proposal that Georgia is sponsoring, athletes like Taylor could not transfer to an SEC school if they had been disciplined for “serious misconduct” by a school or athletic department while enrolled at another college. Sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, dating violence or other forms of physical violence would be considered serious misconduct.

The hope, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said, is that the proposal that will be considered this week at the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla, will help “avoid situations in the future, really for the integrity of the SEC. …We’re trying to propose it for standard operating procedure.”

A school could seek a waiver from the SEC’s executive committee if they wanted the athlete to enroll, according to the proposal.

 

I think that all conferences should have a plan in place for players who try to transfer after committing domestic violence crimes.

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