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NBA’s Adam Silver sends message on domestic violence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league’s lack of tolerance for domestic violence. So he suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after Taylor pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property. “While the suspension is significantly longer than prior suspensions for incidents of domestic violence by NBA players, it is appropriate in light of Mr. Taylor’s conduct, the need to deter similar conduct going forward, and the evolving social consensus — with which we fully concur — that professional sports leagues like…