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Jonathan Taylor's accuser says bruises were self-inflicted

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jonathan Taylor is no longer a student a student at the University of Alabama and is not eligible for re-admission, a university spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday.

Crimson Tide Nick Saban dismissed Taylor from the team on Sunday after a Saturday arrest for domestic violence charges.

Taylor came to Alabama after being dismissed from Georgia following a domestic violence arrest in Athens, Ga.

Since then, Taylor's 24-year-old accuser has recanted her original statement, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

The accuser has since told police that the bruises around her neck were self-inflicted, while the damage done to her closet happened long before her alleged incident with Taylor, according to court documents.

A deposition released Thursday by Tuscaloosa County District Court to the Associated Press indicates "she made it up to get back at him for cheating on her in December and she thought he was cheating again."

The woman, identified as Gina Marie Nawab, was charged with false reporting to law enforcement.

The case against Taylor is still being reviewed, according to the Tuscaloosa police.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this report.

-- Contact Anniston Star Sports Writer Marq Burnett at mburnett@annistonstar.com. On Twitter:@Marq_Burnett.

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