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Richmond's Taylor convicted of assault

09/08/2010 06:28:10 PM Comments (0)

Richmond have pledged their full support for Troy Taylor after the first-year AFL forward was convicted of assault.

Taylor, 18, appeared in the Alice Springs Magistrates Court on Monday, where he pleaded guilty to two counts of assault relating to an altercation which occurred on New Years Eve.

The case had initially been set down for a four-day trial.

The other three charges against Taylor were dropped.

Taylor was sentenced to two-and-a-half months jail, suspended with the rising of the court.

Magistrate David Bamber also placed Taylor on a two-year good behaviour bond.

"The club will continue to support Troy and assist him in making better decisions in the future," Richmond general manager of football Craig Cameron said in a statement on Monday.

"Troy is extremely remorseful and understands fully that he has done the wrong thing.

"Troy has a wonderful opportunity being a part of the AFL system and we will be working with him to make the most of that opportunity."

Taylor was recruited by the Tigers with pick 51 in the 2009 national draft.

He has played two senior games in his debut season.

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