Lawrence Taylor Arrested For Rape Of 16-Year-Old Girl

May 6th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross

Former New York Giants linebacker and hall-of-fame player Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl.  The incident in question took place in Montebello, N.Y at a hotel.

Taylor is being charge with third-degree rape, and sex with a minor.

The Hall-of-famer has a long history of arrests and run-ins with the law, that spans drug abuse, and as recent as last November was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

“She was a runaway since March and there was a pimp involved,” remarked Ramapo Police supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence. “She got punched in the face. We’re not sure who did it.”

The young girl was reportedly admitted into a local area hospital and treated for her injuries.  This information courtesy of ESPN.com.

St. Lawrence stated that the young girl was brought by a pimp to the room in which Taylor was staying in at the hotel, and then taken back into the city.

While in the car on the way back to New York City, ESPN reports that the girl sent a text message to her uncle.  Upon receiving the message, the uncle reported the incident to police

The New York City police then got in communication with Ramapo police, who traveled to Taylor’s hotel room and placed him under arrest.

“We’re not happy with what took place, but our detectives have made the arrest and processed the scene,” St. Lawrence remarked to The Associated Press.

According to police, upon meeting the young girl, they could see physical injuries to her that included a black eye.

St. Lawrence stated that in New York, sex with a minor can never be considered consensual.

Kenneth Gribetz is one of the Representatives for Taylor and stated that “We’re confident his innocence will be proven.”

Police officials stated that a press conference will be held at some point on Thursday once the investigation a developed and more detail and information become known.

As a member of the Giants, Taylor was the leader on the defense, and won two Super Bowls with the organization, in 1987 and 1991.  He was voted as a member of the NFL’s All-Time team during the 75th anniversary season.

He was elected to the Pro Bowl 10 times in his career, and was the NFL MVP in 1986.

Most of Taylor’s legal troubles have been because of drug use and possession, for which he has several instances.  This however, is the first violent crime he has been arrested for.

The Giants did not win a Super Bowl after Taylor left until they defeated New England three season ago.  The 2010 Giants are installed at 25/a odds to win Super Bowl XLV on USA Online Sportsbooks.

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One Response to “Lawrence Taylor Arrested For Rape Of 16-Year-Old Girl”
  1. Lori Anne Says:

    Sounds like to me, they set him up. She was a runaway, she text her uncle after, she had a pimp. Why not text before, why did she text after and telling the room, who, blah blah, does anyone see where I am going with this?

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