We never like to take things too seriously around here, but a breaking story out of Suffern, New York has Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor (who had a run-in with our own Hick Flick this past weekend) being arrested for raping a 16-year-old girl. We want to stress that these are just accusations as of now and Taylor has yet to be formally charged with anything. Police will hold a news conference later today to answer questions about the incident.
Apparently Taylor is being accused of raping the young girl at a Montebello, New York hotel.
Taylor has had plenty of issues with the law during his life, including a 2001 conviction for possessing drug paraphernalia in New Jersey. In 1996 and 1997 he was also arrested on drug charges in South Carolina and Florida respectively. In 2000 Taylor drew five years of federal probation for filing false income tax returns and tax evasion. And last November he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident in Florida.
Taylor is 51-years-old, was a 10-time Pro Bowler, three-time Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the NFL’s 75th anniversary team.