He is a Hall of Fame linebacker that was poached in the draft by Bill Parcells way back when BP was the head coach. Today, Lawrence “LT” Taylor is behind bars awaiting arraignment on charges that he raped a 15 year old runaway prostitute who was under the control of a pimp.
Charges have yet to be filed but according to a local CBS report, Taylor may have also hit the young girl which will lead to assault charges as well. Taylor’s camp is expressing innocence in the matter and rightfully so at this stage of the investigation which is ongoing.
The incident apparently occurred early Thursday morning. Taylor has a history of drug problems and has been arrested a couple of times stemming from that addiction. Arrested in the 90′s both in Carolina and Florida.
Taylor was also arrested in New Jersey for possession of drug paraphernalia in 2001 and in 2000 took a 5 year probation sentence from the federal government on a tax issue. Last November he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident in Miami.
Taylor is set for arraignment around 3:00 PM today and the arresting department has reportedly scheduled a press conference regarding it. The official charge appears to be 3rd degree rape.
More on this as it becomes available.