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Taylor to appeal sentence

Former Corio footballer Dylan Taylor.
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FORMER Corio footballer Dylan Taylor is set appeal his six-month jail term for an on-field incident that left an opponent with a broken jaw.

The 25-year-old was sentenced today after changing his plea to guilty to recklessly causing serious injury for a ’round arm’ punch on Newcomb ruckman Tom Barber during the practice match between the Devils and Power at Viva Energy Oval on March 18.

Barber’s jaw was fractured in two places and required the insertion of two permanent plates, two lower wisdom teeth were removed, and six screws were inserted to align his jaw.

Taylor faced the AFL Barwon Tribunal on April 3 and received an 18-week suspension, resulting in automatic deregistration from the game.

Magistrate Michael Coghlan bailed Taylor to appear in Geelong Magistrate’s Court at a later date on the condition he attend Corio Police Station once a week.

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