Lawrence Taylor Gets 6 Years' Probation in Sex Case

NFL great likely to face civil suit over teen prostitute
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2011 12:21 PM CDT
Former New York Giants football star Lawrence Taylor arrives at the Rockland County Courthouse for formal sentencing in New City, N.Y., Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – NFL legend Lawrence Taylor got six years' probation today for his dalliance with a 16-year-old prostitute last year, reports AP. Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges in January. The girl, now 17, appeared in court with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, but the judge refused to allow her to read a victim impact statement because it wasn't a felony case. A civil suit is likely, says Allred.

The former Giants linebacker has to register as a sex offender and pay a $1,400 fine. A separate hearing next month will determine whether he is deemed a level 1, 2, or 3 offender, notes If he gets the the first level, his name and photo won't show up on a public offenders' website. Click for previous stories on the case.

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