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Lawrence Taylor Arrested In Rape Case
Linebacker Spent Career With New York Giants
POSTED: Thursday, May 6, 2010
Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor is seen in a mugshot following his November 2009 arrest in Miami on charges of leaving the scene of an accident.
Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday in New York in relation to an alleged rape.
Police in Ramapo, N.Y. said n a statement that he was arrested as part of an investigation of a rape that took place in the Holidome Hotel in Montebello, north of New York City.
They said formal charges will be filed upon the completion of our investigation and that a news conference will be help Thursday afternoon to give more details.
Taylor, who played his entire career in New York and was considered one of the best defensive players in the game, is 51 years old.
In November, he was arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Miami.
Taylor has also admitted to drug use during and after his career, according to Wikipedia.com.
He also appeared on the television show "Dancing With The Stars," along with some acting jobs.
A 10-time Pro Bowler and member of the Hall of Fame, he was the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1986 and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1981, 1982 and 1986. He recorded 132.5 sacks, which doesn't included the 9.5 sacks in 1981 when the statistic wasn't official.
In 2001, Taylor was convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia in New Jersey. The conviction stemmed from the September 1998 discovery in a hotel room of a butane torch and other materials commonly used to smoke crack.
In 1996 and 1997, he was arrested in South Carolina and Florida on drug charges. In those cases, he either admitted his guilt or agreed to enter a pretrial intervention program.
In 2000, he drew five years of federal probation for filing false tax returns and for tax evasion.