Taylor pleads guilty to sexual misconduct, expected to avoid jail
Lawrence Taylor (center) walks outside a courthouse in Rockland County, New York, on Thursday.
January 13th, 2011
04:55 PM ET

Taylor pleads guilty to sexual misconduct, expected to avoid jail

Former NFL star and Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, initially charged last year with raping a 16-year-old girl, has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a deal in which he'll avoid jail time, according to the district attorney's office in Rockland County, New York.

Taylor pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to sexual misconduct and soliciting a prostitute. He is expected to be sentenced March 22 to six years probation - with sex offender conditions - and ordered to pay a fine of $2,000, according to the district attorney's office.

Taylor was arrested in a Ramapo, New York, Holiday Inn room on May 6, accused of having sex with a 16-year-old Bronx runaway a few hours earlier in exchange for $300.

Taylor initially was indicted on charges of  rape in the third degree, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and patronizing a prostitute.

Taylor was a 10-time all-pro linebacker for the New York Giants from 1981 to 1993 after earning All-American honors at the University of North Carolina. He played on two Super Bowl champion teams.

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soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. waldo

    Do you see the moviEs shepard and do have a gfirlfrnd

    January 13, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sotrueigottalaugh

    well...you know ... By 24 its multiple partners.. Several kids and used up.. Like every white girl you might know these days.. Like palin in fact..like linsay lohan..by age 30 its prosac and self righteous careers like hillary. Thats why you are so well known out in the real world. Drink up and pass out the attorneys.

    January 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. EvilEmperor

    Yess... Light vs Dark.... Give in to your hatred.. Let the anger flow... Goooodd...

    January 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. waldo

    Brooklyn is he old and do you want to mary him do you go to college

    January 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Why didn't he just rub one out if he was feeling hoorny, baybee? What a doof!

    January 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @banasy: I guess because he didn't want to risk getting arrested like Pee Wee Herman.

    January 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Well, I was assuming he would do it in his hotel room, not in a movie theater! But there I go assuming again! Silly banasy!

    January 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. myblackisbeautiful

    Everyone is talking about the young 16yr old girl. Well she wasn't acting like a 16yr old girl. Where are her parents?

    January 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. earleybird

    All the black hero's in the history of this country have been brought to their nee's by some sort of scandal. If a black man or woman reaches the top of their field; somehow a scandal is waiting on them. Its all about the history books; blacks are being written out of history. but in the end, they will be the dominate force! After all that has happen to them as a people; they still rise.

    January 14, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. raven mad

    Well of COURSE he expects to avoid jail time ,he's an athlete isnt he ? Everyone knows if youre any kinda star you wont go to jail . Even if theyre stone-cold busted.

    January 14, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. AMERICA 1st

    just goes to show why neutering those things should be a federal law

    January 14, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. Reverend

    In response to SHOCKED and your criticism of my comment. I am not expecting everyone to agree with me but there are some of us who would look at from this point. Celebrities are all fine and dandy as long as they are doing what we think they ought to be doing. As long as they keep it clean or never make a mistake we cater to them and spend millions of dollars supporting them. But as soon as they stumble or fall from grace to use the expression, we criticize them. No doubt Bro. Taylor committed a crime and is subject to the penalties thereof. But at the same time, being criticized is not gonna help him deal with his demons or overcome them for that matter. This is where prayer would be beneficial as it would help to steer him back to the right path. There is nothing small minded about that. What is small minded is when we sit up and pass judgment on others just because they do something that we feel or believe be a major offense. God has no respect of persons. In the eyes of God, it's not a black thing or a white thng. In the eyes of God we are all his children and he loves all of us the same. He proved that when he gave His only begotten Son for us. The one thing GOd gave man was the ability to choose. No other creature has that ability. Lawrence Taylor made the choice to do something that was wrong. BUt talking about him is not going to undo what has been done or change the situation. And even if he had been sent to prison if no change took place in his heart and mind, when he got out the problem would still be there. Prison is a punishment for breaking the law and many times the breaking of the law is punished but there is no rehabilitation. Bro. Taylor needs mental and spiritual rehabilitation and that can only be brought about through prayer and the application of God's Word. Small mindedness is only brought about when you close the doors of your mind to the very concept that through God all things are possible. Next time examination of someone else comes up, ask yourself, is God loooking at me like I am looking at this person, ansd then consider that the same way you judge others, god will judge you.

    January 16, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
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