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Monday, May 15, 2006

UT football player jailed in Bell County

Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX

AUSTIN - Deputies of the Bell County sheriff's office arrested University of Texas football player Ramonce Taylor on suspicion of marijuana possession early Sunday morning.

While responding to an incident in Little River, about 60 miles north of Austin and 10 miles southwest of Temple, deputies found approximately five pounds of marijuana in Taylor's backpack.

At 1:34 a.m., officers responded to a report of "a large fight involving as many as 100 people at a pecan farm," according to a statement from Bell County Sheriff Dan Smith.

Meanwhile, the sheriff's office received a call from Taylor, who said his car had sustained a broken window. The officers met with Taylor, who is from Temple and played at Belton High School, at a convenience store in Little River.

While talking with Taylor, the deputies received information from officers at the scene of the fight that Taylor allegedly had taken part in the fight and had threatened to return to the scene with a firearm.

Officers asked Taylor if he was armed -- he said he wasn't -- and placed him in handcuffs. Taylor then gave the officers permission to search his car. Deputies found a live .40-caliber round of ammunition on the car's console and a backpack containing approximately five pounds of marijuana in the rear of the vehicle, according to a statement issued from the sheriff's office.

That's what you get for calling the cops for help.


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