Redskins' Taylor faces more charges
Published: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
MIAMI - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor faces up to 46 years in prison after two additional assault charges were filed against him Friday.
Michael Grieco, an assistant state attorney, said the charges reflect Taylor's alleged threatening of three people with a gun in an armed confrontation over an all-terrain vehicle on June 1.
Taylor, 22, now faces three counts of aggravated assault, each of which carries a minimum sentence of three years and a maximum of 15 years in prison. He also faces one misdemeanor battery charge that carries a potential one-year prison term.
Trial is scheduled to begin March 20 for Taylor, a former University of Miami star who signed a seven-year, $18-million contract after being drafted by the Redskins in 2004. He has six interceptions and 120 tackles in his two seasons.
Taylor's attorney, Edward Carhart, said the additional charges surprised him.
"The state has had this case since June and now they're filing these added charges? It's bizarre," Carhart said.
The team hired former Rams interim coach Joe Vitt as linebackers coach.
New coach Sean Payton also hired Doug Marrone as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, and John Bonamego as special teams coach.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green was put on the AFC's Pro Bowl roster, replacing injured New England quarterback Tom Brady.
It was the second Pro Bowl selection for Green, who also made the AFC team after the 2003 season.
Nose tackle Casey Hampton will replace the injured Richard Seymour of the New England Patriots on the AFC Pro Bowl roster.
Hampton, in his fifth season, also played in the Pro Bowl following the 2003 season.
Special teams standout Kassim Osgood agreed to a four-year contract with the team.
Osgood was one of the AFC's most dominant special teams players last season until he tore a pectoral muscle Dec. 4.
Tight end Mike Bartrum was selected to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as the squad's long snapper.
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