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Taylor: Divorce won't affect Dolphins' locker room

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor
says his marital problems won't spill over into the locker room,
even though his brother-in-law is teammate Zach Thomas.

Katina Taylor, Thomas' sister, has filed for divorce from Taylor.

"As far as the question about the locker room, to be quite frank, I think it's ridiculous to me that anyone would even think that," Taylor said. "We're professionals, guys."

The Taylors married in 2001 and have three children.

Last week, coach Nick Saban said he didn't anticipate that Taylor's relationship with Thomas would become an issue for the team.

"The guys involved in this situation are as professional as you can get in terms of how they represent this organization, in how they respect one another, in how they played together in the past and handled any circumstances they had to deal with any time in their career, including now," Saban said. "I think they have a tremendous amount of respect for each other as professionals."