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Posted at 3:34 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to misdemeanors, will receive no jail time

By Cindy Boren

Lawrence Taylor, Hall of Fame linebacker for the New York Giants, submitted a guilty plea to two misdemeanor charges for statutory rape. Taylor, who was arrested May 6, is expected to be sentenced to six years probation, with no jail time.

Taylor, 51, pleaded guilty in a New York court to one count of soliciting a prostitute and one of sexual misconduct in having sex with a woman without consent. Because the prostitute, a Bronx runaway, was 16, she was not legally of age to consent. The age of consent in New York is 17.

"I've always seen a distinction between Lawrence Taylor and LT," said Harry Carson, a former Giants teammate who was present to support Taylor.

By Cindy Boren  | January 13, 2011; 3:34 PM ET
 
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Lawrence Taylor should be removed from the Pro Football hall of Fame for taking a performance enhancing drug,cocaine, during his career.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 13, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse

OK, maybe I'm drawing too fine a line here...but how does an adult man having sex with a 16 year old girl get bumped down to a misdemeanor charge?

I get that the "consent" wasn't valid because she was 16, but because she was tricking the court looks the other way?

Posted by: InRealAmerica | January 13, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

LT is the scum of the earth. A 16 year old? Come on man, throw the book at him

Posted by: Barno1 | January 13, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Im not sure exactly what the "misconduct" was alleged to be.


I think that I way Lawrence Taylor was able to get a lower charge.

This story is not entirely clear - however the first story was that the actual encounter was not what everyone first thought.


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Posted by: RainForestRising | January 13, 2011 5:21 PM | Report abuse

"Lawrence Taylor submitted a guilty plea to two misdemeanor charges for statutory rape. "

.."Taylor, 51, pleaded guilty in a New York court to one count of soliciting a prostitute and one of sexual misconduct in having sex with a woman without consent."

Did he plead gulity to 4 different charges?

Posted by: BigBubba1 | January 13, 2011 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Typical democrat liberal behavior.

Raping young girls is okay with democrats.

Posted by: charlietuna6661 | January 13, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Before you pass judgment, bear in my that we're talking about a 16-year old PROSTITUTE. That said, she was most likely a very worldly and experienced young lady and a far cry from innocent. She probably looked liked she was 33, even though she was actually 16.
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"LT is the scum of the earth. A 16 year old? Come on man, throw the book at him"

Posted by: Barno1

Posted by: lwilliamson1 | January 13, 2011 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Do any of you truly believe that had LT know this girl was 16 he would've even been in the same room with her? I really don't. Sadly, he's just another ignorant NFL player who lacks any common sense whatsoever. I think he's lucky he got off with what he did. A better question is he now (and I suspect he is) a convicted sex offender and therefore must register as one. Thats far worse than jail....

Posted by: Soupcan | January 13, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: addjian16 | January 13, 2011 7:55 PM | Report abuse

A 50+ year old man has sex with a 16 year old child and gets BARELY A SLAP ON THE WRIST. Sick. I guess it's because she was forced into prostitution; court views her as having little value. Makes me sick! LT, Lawrence Taylor is GROSS!

Posted by: shelley514 | January 13, 2011 8:34 PM | Report abuse

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