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Redskins safety faces up to 46 years in jail

MIAMI -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor faces up to
46 years in prison after two additional assault charges were filed
against him Friday.

Michael Grieco, an assistant state attorney, said the charges
reflect Taylor's alleged threatening of three people with a gun in
an armed confrontation over an all-terrain vehicle on June 1.
Taylor, 22, now faces three counts of aggravated assault, each
of which carries a minimum sentence of three years and a maximum of
15 years in prison. He also faces one misdemeanor battery charge
that carries a potential one-year prison term.
Trial is scheduled to begin March 20 for Taylor, a former
University of Miami star who signed a seven-year, $18-million
contract after being drafted by the Redskins in 2004. He has six
interceptions and 120 tackles in his two seasons.
Taylor's attorney, Edward Carhart, said the additional charges
surprised him.
"The state has had this case since June and now they're filing
these added charges? It's bizarre," Carhart said.
Taylor has pleaded not guilty and remains free on $16,500 bond.
The Redskins lost to the Seattle Seahawks two weeks ago in the
NFC playoffs. In a playoff victory against Tampa Bay, Taylor was
ejected after spitting in the face of Buccaneers running back
Michael Pittman. Earlier in that game, he ran a fumble back for a
touchdown.