Redskins FS Taylor fined four game paychecks

Updated: August 7, 2006, 8:24 PM ET

NEW YORK - Washington Redskins free safety Sean Taylor was fined four game paychecks by the NFL on Monday for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

The fine comes after Taylor reached an agreement with prosecutors to drop felony charges against him and pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors in an assault case.

The NFL did say Taylor, who had a base salary of $425,000 this season, could earn back a portion of the fine if he complies with specific requirements.

Taylor had faced a maximum of 46 years in prison if convicted on three aggravated assault charges and one misdemeanor stemming from a confrontation last year involving his vehicle.

Since being drafted fifth overall out of Miami in 2004, Taylor has been fined seven times for late hits and other infractions, including a $17,000 penalty for spitting in the face of Tampa Bay running back Michael Pittman during a playoff game in January. He also drew a $25,000 fine for skipping a mandatory rookie symposium.

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