CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An apologetic Jeffery Taylor says he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.
The Hornets forward addressed the media on Monday and said he takes "full responsibility" for his actions and deemed NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's punishment "appropriate."
Taylor apologized to the Hornets organization, his teammates and the woman whom he assaulted at the hotel in East Lansing, Michigan in September.
The 25-year-old Taylor says he's "genuinely sorry for everything that happened."
The NBA Players Association last week called the suspension "excessive" and said it would support an appeal by Taylor.
But Taylor says he respects "the commissioner's decision on the punishment" and is "taking all of the steps to make sure nothing like this ever happens again."