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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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46.

DARRYL    

His VERY first mistake was being with a 15 year old child in the first place. And if his semen is inside her he's TOASTED!!!!

1444 days ago
47.

STFU    

LT, pls tell me THIS IS NOT TRUE.

1444 days ago
48.

anonymous    

Sounds like a SETUP but he's still in big trouble if she's 15.

1444 days ago
49.

Debs    

Funny how this is happening 3 days after that show about drug addiction featuring Taylor aired. Hm, prositute beaten and taken to cops by her pimp, saying Taylor did it? NOT. More like, the pimp beat her and they're both shaking Taylor down....

1444 days ago
50.

Leona    

If this dame is white, you guys know for a damn fact that she was NOT raped!!!!! She must be white because too many white guys on here that normally have cute little gold-digging/she-got-what-she-deserved comments are siding with her too quick. If she were Asian,or Latina like me, or black then maybe--- but white chicks whore themselves shamelessly over the black rod. Seriously I wish you white guys would get your women under control and end their sexual revolution. I mean, they love to take two and three rods at a time. Have you seen some of this internet porn stuff lately? That is all you see. Yep, if she was white, she was just in the business and got caught up with a mean pimp. Sorry for the truth.

1444 days ago
51.

PolarBear Is Retarded    

Ben Roethlissberger gets accused and no racial comments at all. LT gets accused and it's let's ship him to Africa, he's a gorilla, yada yada yada!! When a white guy is accused of adultery or rape, most of you crucify the victim. When someone of color is accused it's poor girl! Look at the David Boreanaz story which is very similar to the Tiger Woods story and yet look at the comments in both cases. Most people on TMZ are very understanding of David and very critical of his mistresses! Whites are the first ones to complain about people using the race card! Geez, I wonder why people of color don't feel they get a fair shake? I wonder why?

1444 days ago
52.

Mr. Bate    

Unsportsmanlike conduct. 15 years old from point of infraction.

1444 days ago
53.

John Sharp    

Ladies and Gentlemen: I believe in my heart the brother is guilty as hell.That look on his face tells me a lot. At first it hurt my feelings that this had happened to him (I always thought he was really cool.)Then I felt ashamed as I always do when black people stupid things. But then because Lawrence Taylor said in a recent interview that he is still "waiting for the next big thrill" and because he associated himself with Rasheed Davis a 36 year old pimp on parol for first degree manslaughter.(That can't end well.)I decided to make fun of him, feel sorry for the girl and try to get some kind of enjoyment out of it.

1444 days ago
54.

STARR    

did any of you intelligent individuals hear the police say that she was a run away and her PIMP brought her there. what is this world comining to when a pimp is indicated and not investigated.but LT is arrested on the spot is it because he is a black man. i'm just saying.

1444 days ago
55.

Apostate    

From NFL playbooks to...R.Kelly's?! Good freakin' grief.

1444 days ago
56.

Tina Patterson    

Like the little green man on the flinstones says you big dummy!!!

1444 days ago
57.

Tina Patterson    

What was the reason she ran away didn't that pimp deliver her to him why isn't he been charged as well? Like the little green on the flintstones says you big dummy...Innocent until proven guilty where's the DNA.

1444 days ago
58.

Tina Patterson    

What was the reason she ran away didn't that pimp deliver her to him why isn't he been charged as well? Like the little green on the flintstones says you big dummy...Innocent until proven guilty where's the DNA.

1444 days ago
59.

rose    

I don't love the guy but come on. Even in the article it says she was working under a pimp, if it is true. Maybe she looks 18 years old. The only thing he should be guilty of is hiring a prostitute.

1443 days ago
60.

Yolanda    

All these racist comments are ridiculous. When the Ben Roethlisberger accusations started making news, I didn't see anyone saying "He's a typical dumb white cracker". Why is it when a Black man does wrong it's because he's Black. But when a white man is accused of the same crime nothing much is said?

1443 days ago
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