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Cops: Lawrence Taylor Arrested for Rape

5/6/2010 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL legend Lawrence Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of rape in New York, this according to police.

Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for rape
Officials have released a statement confirming 51-year-old Taylor was taken into custody by police after someone accused the Hall of Famer of committing rape early this morning at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, NY.

The Town of Ramapo Police Department is currently investigating the situation.

A news conference is scheduled to take place in the next few hours.

Taylor -- who's considered one of the greatest defensive players of all time -- recently performed a stint on "Dancing with the Stars."

Taylor has a deep history with the law -- he's been arrested multiple times on drug charges ... and back in November, he was arrested for hit-and-run.

UPDATE: According to a local NY paper, authorities have identified the victim as a 15-year-old girl, who was working under the control of a pimp. TMZ has not been able to independently confirm the report.

Story developing ...

Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for rape

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1.

TMZFan    

What a joke. Don't these athletes have anything else better to do with there time and money.

1610 days ago
2.

blstheone    

No, L.T. - say it ain't so!

1610 days ago
3.

John    

Lisa Lampanelli: "A black man accused of committing a crime? Shocker!"

1610 days ago
4.

Jaybone    

I don't know about LT being a rapist, but a friend of mine who had occasion to witness him at a function over the course of several hours claims that he must be the biggest ******* to ever tread upon the earth.

1610 days ago
5.

electriczipper    

This is all Joe Theismans fault for letting LT break his leg..he never got over that cracking sound.... get it.... cracking sound

1610 days ago
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electriczipper    

Also look at LT's face,,now there is a man who can think through a problem..like when a girl says NO

1610 days ago
7.

Tony    

Maybe he thought he was still on dancing with the stars and was doing the horizontal mambo.

1610 days ago
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Elmer Flobbergob    

Not a surprise. He's a thug and has been in trouble most of his life.

1610 days ago
9.

susani    

Why do you arrest a person on someone's statement without proper investigation? They just let a man out of jail 29 years after the fact because he wasn't guilty as charged.. we are a sad world..

1610 days ago
10.

icstoopid    

This better not be another white woman accusing a black man of rape!!!! how typical!!!

1610 days ago
11.

Gunnergirl    

What happened to being role models? There should be basic moral code of behavior and consequences, including into retirement years.
The sense of entitlement of Sports figures is so out of control.

1610 days ago
12.

Elmer Flobbergob    

It's a 15 year old girl and he beat her up. He's toast.

1610 days ago
13.

texasglimmer    

When these guys start on their slope you guys support them. (Dwayne Wade) then when they finally hit rock bottom then you are finally are ready to see them as the failed humans that they are. What was the first clue??? The loss of integrity does not just happen over night.



I threw up in my mouth when I saw this guy on Dancing with the Stars and then it got worse when they invited Warren Sapp. Now Chad? Chad instead of giving Cheryl jewelry perhaps you can pay enough child support so that your child does not live in the ghetto. 31 and 4 children by 3 different babymommas? Really???

1610 days ago
14.

Den    

He is a Disgrace to all of his fans.LT get your **** together :(

1610 days ago
15.

kinga    

Heard on ESPN that she is 15 wtf?

1609 days ago
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