Lawrence Taylor Arrested for Alleged Rape of 16 Yr Old Girl

SUFFERN, N.Y – Lawrence Taylor, former NFL linebacker, was arrested this morning for allegedly raping and beating a 16 year-old girl. According to CBS News, Taylor, 51, was taken into custody by the Town of Ramapo police after being accused of raping someone in the Holiday Inn Holidome Hotel in Suffern.

The story is still developing and details surrounding the rape have not yet been released other than the location and that it occurred early this morning. Charges against the Hall of Fame linebacker will be filed once police complete their investigation.

A news conference is expected later Thursday afternoon where police will reveal more details.

Taylor, NFL Hall of Famer and former contestant on Dancing With The Stars, is no stranger to the criminal justice system. Last November he was arrested for leaving the scene of a car accident and he was arrested several times in the 1990s on drug charges and for failing to make child support payments.

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