YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Three Eastern Michigan University football players have been charged with assaulting the cousin of a man who pleaded guilty to killing teammate Demarius Reed.
The players have a pretrial hearing Monday. Eastern Michigan assistant athletic director Greg Steiner says they remain on the team during disciplinary proceedings.
Taylor was a prosecution witness at a probable cause hearing for Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas in the Oct. 18, 2013, robbery-slaying of Reed at an off-campus apartment in Ypsilanti. Reed was a 20-year-old Chicago native.
Taylor is Pratt's cousin. Pratt pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
A jury acquitted Thomas.