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. PartisanSheep

    Well I guess the next time you solicit a w(h)o(r)e you'll card her first won't ya?

    January 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Zax

    I can't help but think that his celebrity status prevented jailtime. Any normal Joe would be serving 20 at this point. If I did something like this I HIGHLY doubt I would be as fortunate.

    January 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      are you white

      January 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. don

    money and being black lets u walk

    January 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • realitydose

      Tell that to Wesley Snipes

      January 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pinky

      Snipes walked around for years while he appealed. No poor white trash, or poor black would get to do that.

      January 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mnlara

    LT is not the MAN!!! He has oversized ego. his arrogance landed him this mess.

    January 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steele

    His fat black ass needed to be thrown into the slammer. He is an overpaid puke. Besides, he wasn't that good of a dancer!

    January 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • restowman

      I bet his fat black ass can still kick yours

      January 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steele

      To Restowman (or whatever you are), I bet he can. Especially if he has his backup's to do it. Don't you just get tired of this agenda Washington and Hollywood has to mix black people with white. What are they trying to really do, wipe out the black race and oreo them all? Anyway Restowman, he is still an ASS!

      January 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan

    LT should have gone to jail. If he was not an NFL hall of fame player for the New York Giants he would have.

    January 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Al

    Well, this will keep him out of the WWE Hall of Fame...

    January 13, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bill

    Damn.....I thought the story was about Taylor Swift

    January 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • pete

      I thought it was about Zachary Taylor. And I thought ,sheesh, a little late on the reporting cnn.com

      January 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pinky

      I thought it was about Andy Taylor raping Aunt Bea.

      January 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Halibut

      I thought it was about linsey lohan and her violation of probation and maybe getting her 6 months in jail.

      January 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. PartisanSheep

    You're all white so there! Ha!

    January 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. LT

    Well he got off both ways now didn't he.

    January 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cat

    ghetto fabulous!

    January 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. OlDirtyBaztard

    Oooh baby I like it rawww. Yeah baby I like it raawww...

    January 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Buddy

    If I called for a pro and wound up with a b3at-up young g1rl in my hotel room, I would have locked the door and called the cops on the @reep that sold me her serv1ces, regardless of the potential legal liability on my part. I know I'm Monday morning quarterbacking (excuse the football metaphor), but having did what he did after seeing her in that state, he does deserve to be chewed on by the legal system.

    January 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    Black or white, it's all about the attorney and money.

    January 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Reverend

    It is unfortunate that Bro. Taylor has had to endure this type of consequence because of his bad decision but instead of driving the knife in deeper those who admired him while he was up should be there to pick him up now that he has fallen. And before passing judgment remember that it his time today but trouble could be at our door tomorrow. Pray for one another.

    January 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wespastor

      Indeed!
      There is a song... "Lean on me" ... Many will know it.

      January 13, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
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