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PSU’s Taylor, Bell given suspensions

February 8, 2008
By Cory Giger,
Penn State defensive lineman Phil Taylor and receiver Chris Bell have been indefinitely suspended from the football team, according to

Penn State spokesman Jeff Nelson could not confirm the report Thursday, saying he had not heard about any changes to the roster.

Taylor and Bell have not been kicked off the team, reported, meaning both players could be reinstated at some point.

Centre County prosecutors have mentioned several times that Taylor may be charged in connection with a campus fight in October. Defensive lineman Chris Baker, linebacker Navorro Bowman and defensive back Knowledge Timmons currently face charges from that incident.

Witnesses testified at a preliminary hearing to seeing Taylor participate in the fight. The criminal complaint also revealed Baker told police he saw Bell jump off a table trying to kick the victim.

It’s unclear if the players’ alleged involvement in the fight led to their suspensions.

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