Lawrence Taylor Charged With Rape of 16-Year-Old
Cops arrest ex-Giants star; he faces felony
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2010 10:48 AM CDT
Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor reacts to the crowd during a pre-game ceremony before a game between the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants, Oct. 25, 2009.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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(Newser) – Football great Lawrence Taylor was arrested today and charged with third-degree rape, after allegedly having sex with a16-year-old girl. Police say the incident took place earlier today at a hotel in Montebello, New York, the Daily News reports. Taylor is currently in jail, and will be arraigned this afternoon.

The girl, described as a runaway and a prostitute, was treated for a black eye and other injuries. She claims her alleged pimp kept her captive. Taylor is a 51-year-old Hall of Famer; he played for the Giants from 1981 to 1993. He also showed off his footwork last year in Dancing With the Stars.