Lawrence Taylor Indicted On Sex Abuse Charges

The ASSOCIATED PRESS and ESPN report Wednesday:

Lawrence Taylor leaves court after being charged for rape

Pro football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has been indicted by a suburban New York grand jury on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and sexual abuse.

The indictment Wednesday comes after his May 6 arrest at a Holiday Inn. Prosecutors say he paid a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him.

The former New York Giant was also indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and patronizing a prostitute.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for tomorrow in the case, which will now be canceled. Taylor will next be required to enter a plea, though the Rockland County District Attorney’s office is reportedly, “having trouble getting in touch with Taylor’s attorney.

Taylor’s lead attorney Arthur Aidala is involved in another case currently on trial. Read more…

Lawrence Taylor: 5 Domestic Disputes Since 2002

The NEW YORK POST reports Sunday that Lawrence Taylor has been involved in five domestic disputes with his latest two wives since 2002. The summary includes police being called to the Taylor home in Florida as recently as two months ago.

Lawrence Taylor leaves court after being charged for rape

Taylor married his third wife, Lynette Gordon, in July 2007, but they were feuding months before the nuptials. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at Taylor’s home in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on April 7, 2007. The couple told police they were just arguing.

Cops returned to Taylor’s home on Dec. 28, 2008. This time the two were married and fighting over houseguests, according to a report. Another dispute erupted this past March 4. The police report said Taylor had a spat with his wife over “a family matter.”

Taylor was involved in two more domestic disturbances with former wife Maritza Cruz, disturbances which involved alleged physical abuse. Read more…

Nutri-System Drops Lawrence Taylor As Endorser

In a press release today, weight loss company Nutrisystem announced it was dropping Lawrence Taylor as an endorser for the company.

Lawrence Taylor dropped by Nutrisystem

We are shocked and saddened by these very serious allegations against Lawrence Taylor. Based on the severity of these allegations, Nutrisystem has made the decision to sever our relationship with Mr. Taylor effective immediately.”

Taylor, who was charged with third degree rape and soliciting a prostitute on Thursday, has been removed from the company’s website, where he was previously featured in the “success stories” area of the site.

Taylor originally signed on with Nutrisystem in March 2009, when he was preparing for the Dancing With The Stars reality show. Read more…

L.T.: No Sex Despite Used Condom In Hotel Room

Lawrence Taylor is a free man tonight after posting $75,000 bond following a night in the Ramapo (NY) town jail on charges of third degree rape of a 16-year-old girl and patronizing a prostitute.

Lawrence Taylor leaves court after being charged for rape

Taylor’s attorney Arthur Aidala said Thursday, “Lawrence Taylor didn’t have consensual sex with anyone last night. He didn’t have sex with anyone. Mr. Taylor is going to fight each and every one of these charges.” Taylor has yet to enter an official plea in the case.

Ramapo Police Chief Peter Brower would not comment today on whether Taylor knew the age of the 16-year-old alleged victim, though he said, “Ignorance is not an excuse to an individual’s age.

Despite the fact that Taylor, through his attorney, claimed today that he “didn’t have sex with anyone” on the night in question, forensic evidence gathered by Ramapo police at the hotel room where the alleged victim met Taylor may suggest otherwise. Read more…

Lawrence Taylor Wife Says Rape Charge Is ‘Setup’

After the news hit today that Lawrence Taylor was arrested overnight at a hotel in Suffern, NY., and charged with statutory rape, the WALL STREET JOURNAL contacted Taylor’s current wife Lynette Taylor.

Lawrence Taylor Mugshot

Reached on her cellphone, Taylor’s wife Lynette said, “Im watching the news just like you. That’s it. I’m watching the news just like you.” Asked if she’d had any contact with her husband since the early morning arrest, Mrs. Taylor said a third time, “I’m watching the news just like you. Have a good day.”

An hour or so later, after Lynette was contacted by TMZ.com, she had a change a heart about expressing her opinion on the situation. Read more…

Taylor Rape Charge: Minimum 3 Years If Convicted

Lawrence Taylor was arrested overnight at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, NY., today and charged with the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Lawrence Taylor Rape Charge Class E Felony

Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence told LoHud.com, “the victim apparently was a runaway from the Bronx who was brought by a pimp to the Holiday Inn where Taylor was staying.”

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The girl got beaten up at the hotel, authorities said, and later needed treatment at a hospital.

“She was a runaway since March and there was a pimp involved,” St. Lawrence said. “She got punched in the face. We’re not sure who did it.”

The police got involved after the girl texted her uncle as the pimp drove her down to the Bronx, St. Lawrence said. The uncle called the New York City Police Department and officers met the pimp’s car in the city, St. Lawrence said.

The police took statements from the girl, arrested the pimp and called the Ramapo Police Department, who sent officers to the hotel to investigate.

The third degree rape charge against Taylor is Class E Felony. If convicted of the violent crime charge, he could face a minimum of three years in prison and a max of four years.

Excerpt from the New York penal code: Read more…

Lawrence Taylor’s Draft: He Drank 41 Coors Lights

In New York at the NFL Draft this week, Lawrence Taylor was asked to reveal his only fondest memory of his own NFL Draft day:

Lawrence Taylor Drank 41 Coors Lights The Day He Was Drafted By NFL New York Giants Video

(Inset: Giants War Room That Year)

Taylor said, “I don’t remember too much, I had 41 Coors Lights. So I couldn’t tell you.”

Taylor was also asked if he had his “family around” him on draft day.
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Lawrence Taylor Arrested, Would Like Some Visine

UPDATE (6:47 am PT): MIAMI HERALD has a confusing account of the Taylor arrest. Did he hit another car and try to drive off in a car missing one wheel? Not clear. Jump in the comments if you can figure it out.

Lawrence Taylor arrested? And here I thought that the first contestant on “Dancing With The Stars” to be hauled to jail this year was surely going to be Donnie Osmond. At least the booking went smoothly; LT surely knows the procedure.

Lawrence Taylor

There aren’t a lot of details, but TMZ was the first to report that Taylor was arrested at 9:57 p.m. on Sunday in Dade County, Florida, for leaving the scene of an accident, in which there was also property damage. I’ll leave you to examine his mug shot and ponder what was going on.

But more potentially damaging than any of that is the following graph from the TMZ report: Read more…

Michelle Wie Blog Shows Art Skills, Leopard Skirts

Michelle Wie has her own blog where she can showcase some of her off-course talents - such as art work and wearing leopard & leather outfits.

Michelle Wie leopard skirt

• No one circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills - mainly because they keep putting themselves in disastrous situations.

• A Nigerian soccer player tries to earn a roster spot by smuggling heroin.

• A furious female Canadian boxer decides to beat up some British soldiers because they were “being gay” on the dance floor.

• Successful sales of a 5,000-calorie burger fills minor league team’s coffers, clogs minor league fans’ arteries.

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Lawrence Taylor’s First Bad Drug Test Wasn’t His?

Trusting a known substance abuser when it comes to their habits and history with substance abuse is usually a prohibitively treacherous plan of action; only the most lurid, hopeless tales ring true, usually because only the most lurid, hopeless details ever propel a drug user to come clean and stop protecting their destructive habits. It’s the nature of addiction.

So when former Giants great Lawrence Taylor - arguably the most notable drug abuser in NFL history* - told the YES NETWORK that his very first drug test didn’t actually contain his urine, well, we were more than a little skeptical.

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