NFL Legend Lawrence Taylor Arrested For Raping 16-Year Old
TMZ is reporting NFL great Lawrence Taylor was arrested in New York this morning and is being charged with raping a 16-year old girl. Based on reports, he paid the girl $300 to have sex and there was a pimp involved.
Lawrence is saying that he is NOT guilty of rape and according to his lawyer, Kenneth Gribetz, "is extremely upset about the situation." No doubt. Taylor's 3rd wife Lynette is stating that Lawrence was set up, though it isn't clear who may be behind a set up.
Taylor is no stranger to legal troubles and has struggled with substance abuse for many years, dating back to 1988 when he was suspended from the NY Giants for testing positive for cocaine. Taylor's addiction to cocaine was so severe he actually stated he was looking forward to retirement from football so he could delve back into drugs, er, with gusto. Taylor finally seemed to kick the habit in 1998 and had kept a relatively low profile until today's arrest, excluding a stint on season 8 of Dancing With The Stars.
Of note, police are stating there were no drugs at the scene of the arrest — a Holiday Inn hotel in Montebello, NY. The report also states Taylor was asleep when police arrived to arrest him. I'm certainly no Sherlock Holmes, but this sounds every color of shady.
According to another report the girl had been beaten before she was delivered to the hotel for her "meeting" with Taylor. It states that she was a runaway who'd been missing since March and had texted her uncle after the Taylor encounter, and that's how the police got involved.
So...I have some questions. If the girl had access to a phone and could text her uncle, why didn't she do that earlier? Why after the encounter with a well-known guy like Taylor and not some other creepy perv? I'm not saying any part of this is ok, but nothing about it adds up either.Continued on the next page