Published: Fri, April 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Former ND, NFL running back arrested on child abuse charge

Former ND, NFL running back arrested on child abuse charge

A former NFL football running back arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of child abuse now faces murder charges after the 5-year-old girl died.

Both Wood and Taylor are charged with first-degree child abuse and neglect, as well as first-degree murder.

Wood, 28, paid a $5,000 bond and was released, according to jail records.

Wood's played in the National Football League from 2013-15, spending most of his career on practice squads with the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills.

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The child died in a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday night, prompting police to investigate, according to ABC 57.

Amy Taylor, 25, was also booked into CCDC on a charge of child abuse or neglect. He saw just five carries in regular-season play.

A native of Bloomington, Calif., Wood played three seasons for the Fighting Irish, recording 2,447 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. He also spent time on the practice squads for Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills. He was scheduled to make his next court appearance Monday morning. He was released by Montreal in May of previous year.

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