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The Victory Formation:
21 Years ago, Brien Taylor had everything go right in his life. He was the #1 overall draft pick by the New York Yankees. The southpaw pitcher was armed with a blazing fastball and was supposed to be the next Yankee great. The Yanks certainly believed in him, by giving him a $1.55 million contract. That was simply unheard of back then. His minor league career started out great. He struck out 337 batters in only 324 1/3 innings in Class A and Double-A in 1992-93. But a bar fight in the winter of December of 1993 destroyed his shoulder and essentially began the end of his career.
Taylor would never reach the majors and his life just continued to spiral out of control. He was arrested in North Carolina yesterday on the charge of cocaine trafficking. A joint operation by county and local police helped to bust Taylor, now 40, who had been selling cocaine and crack cocaine to undercover police for several months. His bail is set at $275K.
H/T The Daily News of Jacksonville via MLB.com
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