Steven Taylor Will Not Press Criminal Charges Against Carroll


The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning that Steven Taylor wants to move on from the stupid altercation with Andy Carroll which landed Steven in the Newcastle General Hospital on Sunday, with a broken jaw.

Steven Taylor – willing to move on

But it also appears that Steven will now be unable to return this season, after slowly recovering from the knee ligament damage he suffered against WBA in January.

Steven Taylor will not press any criminal charges against his team-mate but Mike Ashley will wait for the results of the inquiry he has initiated.

Steven expects the club to take disciplinary action against Carroll and also wants an apology from Carroll for his attack on the center-back during training.

Obviously a number of Newcastle players were witnesses to the the fight and the argument that led up to it, and they will be interviewed as part of the internal investigation.

The Newcastle club have still not commented on the altercation, and they may now elect to let the matter die a natural death, and even keep the punishment and results of the inquiry confidential.

In fact in retrospect it appears the club have handled the matter very well, and it was not allowed to get in the way of another vital away win last night.

Credit to the players and the coaching staff for concentrating on the game last night.

It was not easy and who would have believed Andy Carroll would be the match-winner with a knock-out punch that floored Doncaster  after 59 minutes?

You cannot make this stuff up – because nobody would believe you.

Comments welcome.



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14 comments so far

  • toonman

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    I dont think anger management would be the way forward for carroll as mentioned in the last article. He needs to keep that agression for his style of play

    I noticed that skysports mentions that taylor was sending messages to carrolls ex which really doesnt suprise me

    I know Taylor fairly well and i know he has lost a lot of friends through similar behaviour. he seems to think that when it comes to women he has the right to do what ever he wants.

    I think Taylor had this coming to him but didnt think it would come from the training ground

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  • Mags

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Good because it takes two to make an argument.

    Let us leave this to be dealt with internally by the club, who for once have come out well in the fact that there is total silence!!!! Every credit to Hughton for his dignity and SILENCE on this matter. We should all take his lead.

    Ed, please, I beg you, let this be the last article on the matter. We are taking enough of a bashing from the press / media without our own blogs adding to the feeding frenzy.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Mags, this “takes two to make an argument” crap is just annoying. Do you blame battered wives when their husbands knock them about in the same way?

    The reason Taylor isn’t pressing charges is the same reason NUFC haven’t and won’t release anaccount of what happened – beacause it would give the police evidence to charge Carroll with GBH with. Taylor doesn’t need to press charges if the police already have proof. Bearing in mind the trouble Carroll’s already in having smashed a glass into someone’s face in Blu Bambu, he’d go down for a stretch on one of the two charges, robbing the club of a striker, a load of wages and maybe a big transfer fee.

    If Carroll’s a bad apple, he needs to either be straightened out or kicked out, both for the good of the club and for the sake of decency. Anyone just hoping that they can ignore this because he scores goals need their heads examining.

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  • bassongs_of_praise

    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Absolutely spot on AngerOfTheNorth – Someone really needs to grab hold of Carroll and sort him out before its too late and another promising career goes down the pan due to a bad attitude.

    I have noticed for a while that he has started getting a bit too big for his boots. By all means have an aggresive style of play but im sorry toonman – someone texting your ex girlfriend is not justification to break their jaw!!

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  • MacToon

    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #5

    AngerOfTheNorth, well said and what will happen next time if this is brushed under the carpet. He needs professional help before he ruin’s his career.

    Keep it in the club but don’t let it go unpunished.

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  • Sav

    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #6

    You haven’t a clue what actually went on, so shut yer gob.

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  • Sav

    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Battered wives…..?

    Listen to yoursel, you nutter.

    You put the ‘mental’ in judgemental.

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  • Timmers

    Mar 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Sav-thats true but to break someones jaw?!?!!? Could you work with that person again? Possibly only a boxer and sparring partners could do that.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Mar 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Neither do you Sav! However I at least said that IF he’s found to be guilty, he should be punished. You seem to propose a blanket acceptance of what he did. So please tell us, where do you draw the line? A broken jaw? A broken arm? As for the battered wives comment, the principle is the same. IF Carroll hit Taylor first, there’s no question of “it takes two”, because two people weren’t involved.

    I really worry about people who see violence as being acceptable. Although I am impressed that you’ve managed to drag your knuckles far enough off of the floor to reach the keyboard.

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  • Solaidback

    Mar 24, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Now, now ladies, no inhouse fighting please, there’s enough of that in the trainiing ground to last us a lifetime, we should be acting like civil people on here at least!
    As for Carrol, I find it hard to believe that he was allowed to play last night, yes he got us the winner & I’m thankful for that but there’s no way he should have been allowed to play, it’s like saying ‘go on lad, you broke yer teams mates jaw but we won’t punish yer just yet’ howay man, what he did is diabolical & he should face some sort of punishment, as for the police, the fact that Tayls is in hospital gives them enough to charge Carrol again, so don’t be surprised if he’s sent down come next month for 2 counts of ABH!!!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 24, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #11

    I think its just alot of specualtion over what happened and what it was over.

    Nolan planted a huge kiss right on Carrols lips last night….suggests the players aren’t all behind Taylor!

    To be fair to Stevie T, he is doing whats best for the club.

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  • Mags

    Mar 24, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Anger of the North (3) sorry to be annoying, but I stand by what I said. The only person I knew who could argue on his own was Bellers.

    None of us were privy to what went on and can only guess as outsiders.

    I am sick of everyone jumping on the bandwagon. Let the club deal with it.

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  • nden85

    Mar 24, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #13

    in an ideal world the club will deal with carroll and or taylor with whatever punish they see fit. then carroll will score the goals that see us promoted, and then if he gets punished by the courts it will happen during the summer, straighten him out a little in time for a good season back in the prem.

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  • Davies

    Mar 25, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Don’t care. Punish the player, make sure that they are both still happy to play on the same team and have burried the hatchet. Move on.

    I’d like to be more harsh on Carroll, but we have other priorities at the moment.

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