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Cornerback Terry Taylor of the Seattle Seahawks...

Cornerback Terry Taylor of the Seattle Seahawks was arrested for punching a woman in the face outside a Bellevue, Wash., store during a period when he was undergoing treatment for a drug problem, the Seattle Times reported.

The resulting assault complaint was settled out of court earlier this year, but Taylor also faced a variety of other legal problems, including 11 missed court appearances, 11 warrants issued for his arrest and a total of $2,816 in court fines, the newspaper said.

After Sunday’s game, a 38-7 loss to San Francisco, Taylor said he wanted to confront Seattle sportswriter Tom Farrey.

“He’s like a little kid,” Taylor told the Morning News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., referring to Farrey. “I wish I could go head to head with him. We’ll see how good he can write after I whup up on him.”

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Taylor’s legal problems during 1986 and 1987 were outlined in a copyright article. Taylor refused to talk about the matter, the newspaper reported.

Taylor tested positive for a banned drug substance earlier this year and was suspended from National Football League play until he obtained a court restraining order allowing him to play. He had also tested positive in 1987 and received out-patient treatment at that time, Seahawk President and General Manager Mike McCormack said.


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