Former N.Y. Yankees pitching prospect sentenced on drug charges

Associated PressNovember 7, 2012 

— Former New York Yankees pitching prospect Brien Taylor has been sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty in August to distributing crack cocaine.

The 40-year-old Taylor told U.S. District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan during Wednesday's sentencing hearing that he was sorry for causing so much pain to his family and his five daughters.

Taylor was arrested in March. The Carteret County Sheriff's Office said undercover narcotics agents bought a large quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine from him over several months.

Taylor will also have three years of supervised release after his prison term.

Taylor was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1991 draft and got a then-record $1.55 million signing bonus, but he never threw a pitch in the major leagues.

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