The female accuser in the altercation that led to former Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor being arrested on domestic violence charges Saturday has recanted her accusations, according to a release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department.
Taylor, who was dismissed from Alabama's team Sunday following the incident, was charged with domestic violence third-degree assault and domestic violence third-degree criminal mischief.
The 24-year old accuser told police that she had been in a verbal confrontation with the 6-foot-4, 335-pound Taylor that turned physical, according to the release.
Police arrested Taylor after the accuser told them that he caused injuries to her neck and damaged property in her apartment.
She contacted police Monday to recant her claims and told investigators that Taylor had not harmed her during the incident.
The accuser was further interviewed by police Tuesday and maintained that she had lied about the details of the incident Saturday.
She was charged with false reporting to law enforcement and placed in county jail before being posting bond and being released.
The charges against Taylor will be reviewed at a later time.
Alabama signed Taylor in January despite two arrests last year that led to him being dismissed by Georgia, including one on domestic violence charges.
An Alabama football spokesman was unsure as of Wednesday morning whether Taylor could be reinstated to the team.
"I think it's very unfortunate, but he came here with some very specific guidelines and zero tolerance and obviously he didn't live up to that," coach Nick Saban said Monday.
As the great John Walton of Walton's Mountain said, "too late now Liv."
.............Or is it..??
Maybe Greg Couch has something else to say about it.