Penn St. DTs Baker, Taylor Kicked off Team

July 30, 2008 7:29:23 AM PDT
Penn State defensive tackles Chris Baker and Phil Taylor have been kicked off the team. Team spokesman Jeff Nelson says no information was available on why they were dismissed.

Baker and Taylor had been disciplined by the school and coach Joe Paterno for off-field incidents last year.

Baker was sentenced to two years' probation in Centre County court in May for his role in two separate fights. He had been allowed to work out with the team again.

Taylor had been sentenced to one year probation in connection with his role in an on-campus fight. He was not able to rejoin the team until Aug. 16.

Paterno said last week that he had not made a final decision yet on the players' status for the regular season.