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Jermain Taylor Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Case, Fans React

Taylor walked out of the Pulaski County Jail Wednesday morning after posting his $25,000 bond.
Jermain Taylor Bonds out of Pulaski County Jail
Jermain Taylor Bonds out of Pulaski County Jail
(Update, 11:13 a.m.):
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Jermain Taylor walked out of the Pulaski County Jail minutes ago after posting his $25,000 bond.

(Original Story):
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Professional middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault and domestic battery in the shooting of his cousin at Taylor's home in north Pulaski County Tuesday night.

Bond for Taylor, 36, was set at $25,000. The judge also issued a no contact order between Taylor and his cousin in the case.

Taylor's arrest report states that there was a disturbance at his home that "resulted in his cousin being shot multiple times."

His cousin is identified as Tyrone Hinton, 41, of Jacksonville. Hinton is reported to be hospitalized in intensive care.

Taylor spent the night in the Pulaski County Jail awaiting this morning's arraignment in Pulaski County District Court, which he attended via video from behind bars.

Taylor was a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist and was middleweight champion from 2005 to 2007. His record is 32-4-1, 20 KOs.

Taylor is set to step back into the ring on Oct. 8 against middleweight titlist Sam Soliman in a televised match on ESPN.

In court this morning, the judge said he would allow Taylor to leave the state for training in Miami but he must check in with his bail bondsman on a weekly basis. The judge also cleared Taylor for an Oct. 6-8 trip to Mississippi for the fight.

ESPN has issued the following statement about its planned televised match after learning of Taylor's arrest:
“ESPN had committed to carry the fight and was working towards a contractual agreement. We are now reviewing the situation and will make a decision once more details emerge.”
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