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Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to misdemeanors, avoids jail

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and will avoid jail time stemming from rape charges last year.

Taylor admitted to having sex with a prostitute who was a 16-year-old runaway, but he said, “She told me she was 19.” He pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute, both misdemeanors.

He will not go to jail but will have to register as a sex offender and serve six years’ probation.

Taylor was arrested in May at a hotel and charged with third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.

The 51-year-old Taylor, who was frequently in trouble with the law during his career with the New York Giants, had previously professed his innocence and turned down a plea deal that would have included jail time.

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30 Responses to “Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to misdemeanors, avoids jail”
  1. piccolo41 says: Jan 13, 2011 2:56 PM

    Sorry, but there should not be any plea in a case like this. The fact “it will be determined at a later hearing whether Taylor must register as a sex offender” is a crime in itself. The prosecutor failed.

    This story hits too close to home so I’m not just spouting off. Taylor belongs in jail.

  2. hobartbaker says: Jan 13, 2011 3:10 PM

    High Times and Misdemeanors.

  3. patfan77 says: Jan 13, 2011 3:11 PM

    Absolutly pathetic. This country Is Solomon f’ed

  4. krow101 says: Jan 13, 2011 3:12 PM

    Obivously an idiot… obviously self-destructive. But spinning this as some sort of child molestation case is inaccurate. We’re talking about a prostitute. Yes, it’s illegal. But unless there’s some indication he asked for an underage girl you’re faulting him for not being able to accurately guess the age of a street walker?

  5. sddartman says: Jan 13, 2011 3:22 PM

    Once again it is proven that if you have money you can get away with things that people who don’t have money can’t. I’d STILL be in jail.

  6. daviericky says: Jan 13, 2011 3:29 PM

    “accurately guess the age of a street walker”

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    Now THAT is a game that I want to play.

  7. reddskeletor says: Jan 13, 2011 3:31 PM

    Yeah, this is not Roethlisberger territory here; he clearly didn’t know she was underage and it was consensual. LT does have really bad judgment.

  8. aec4 says: Jan 13, 2011 3:43 PM

    funny how my post about WFAN reporting this at 2pm, and you being behind didn’t get posted.

  9. joetoronto says: Jan 13, 2011 4:58 PM

    piccolo41 says: Jan 13, 2011 2:56 PM

    Sorry, but there should not be any plea in a case like this. The fact “it will be determined at a later hearing whether Taylor must register as a sex offender” is a crime in itself. The prosecutor failed.

    This story hits too close to home so I’m not just spouting off. Taylor belongs in jail.
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    Oh ya, is your story truly the same as this one, does it involve a hooker who said she was 19?

    No, didn’t think so.

  10. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Jan 13, 2011 5:05 PM

    …had previously professed his innocence…

    Will he now say that he was railroaded into making an admission?

  11. 66circleoption says: Jan 13, 2011 5:11 PM

    Doesn’t matter that she claimed to be 19 when she was in fact 16…that is not a defense to statutory rape. Plus, he beat the woman. Taylor got lucky, big time.

  12. Keep it Real says: Jan 13, 2011 5:21 PM

    Boy, I hate to have a one night stand and find out she’s 16 when she told me she was 19. I would have went to trial on this.

  13. Keep it Real says: Jan 13, 2011 5:26 PM

    @66circleoption

    I have not read one account that says he forced or beat her. Link please

  14. thejuddstir says: Jan 13, 2011 5:27 PM

    Pathetic……….the average person would’ve spent at least 10 years in the slammer for the past crimes that LT committed and this rape would’ve put the average joe in prison for life. L. Taylor and M. Irvin are a couple of real scumbags who have never had to pay for a single crime they committed.

  15. pburghlou says: Jan 13, 2011 5:38 PM

    If I was the judge I would have given him 10 years for bad taste!!!!!!!! Did you see how ugly she was.
    I would have added on 10 years for bad judgement !!!!! Boy did he overpay !!!!!!!!!

    Dear L.T. Let me take you on a trip to Colombia……..you need my guidance!

  16. frankvzappa says: Jan 13, 2011 5:47 PM

    and the lesson to be learned is, you can only be involved in child molesting activities if you work for the pentagon…just ask any of the 5200 employees there who have been linked to chimo porn and arent being investigated…also ask the mainstream media why they arent covering it…then ask who the people destroying this country are who you thought they were, or if it starts to make a bit of sense

  17. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jan 13, 2011 5:49 PM

    That is a BS excuse. A person should know the age regardless of what someone says. Hell in my opinion that’s not even an excuse.

  18. jonanthans says: Jan 13, 2011 5:52 PM

    what a freaking joke…a regular joe like us fans would be looking at 20 years. But he gets a slap on the freaking wrist. Take into consideration all the trouble this thug has already been involved in and its crazy that he just walks out of the court with a few fines and probation. These are the guys who need to have a bullet put into their skulls by some vigilante. We need some Charles Bronsons’ in this world..

  19. floydthursby1941 says: Jan 13, 2011 6:27 PM

    This is ridiuclous, we’re stupid in making sex between consenting adults illegal. Only in the U.S. among advanced nations is this so. He’s rich, you can only have so big a house, so nice a car. What really matters is sex on demand, sex with a beautiful model any time you want it. He deserves this and it’s better for the economy if he spends it this way than hoards it, which most rich people are doing. Most get some whores, but still, it’s not bad, it puts women through college who can work 1 hour instead of 20 in a cafe, helps men have guaranteed sex whenever they want it, it’s good for both. She should have to be 18, and she wasn’t, but that was based on her lie, not his request. He should have been apologized to and released. No one was hurt by this, I’m sure she’d rather do this than work 20 or 30 hours in a cafe, and I’m sure the next day she did it with someone else. It’s an industry that will always exist. We brag about being the land of the free, then try to tell people how to spend their money and women what reason they can have sex for. Horny, OK, attention, OK, dinner and a movie, OK, trip to Vegas, OK, cash they can choose how to spend, go to jail. It redistributes money from rich to poor and creates opportunity.

  20. eagleswineagleswin says: Jan 13, 2011 6:36 PM

    Fry him!

  21. bspurloc says: Jan 13, 2011 6:38 PM

    .
    The only LT!!!

    this sex predator law wasnt written for things like this.

    There is no danger that LT will be tackling your kids.

  22. iwishiwasindc says: Jan 13, 2011 6:43 PM

    After spending over 30 years in the education business, I have had many of my students be 14,15 and look 25. And NO, I am not a slobbering, male pedophile. Am mother with daughter, etc. Prostitution is illegal, but I don’t think johns ask for ID nor would any be offered up by their “hostesses”. Sad time for all parties here.

  23. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 13, 2011 6:57 PM

    This has nothing to do with Football

    LT has always been a train wreak but he was the best at what he did on game day

    A young LT today would command the highest cash of anyone who was not a QB

    He will always be remembered as the guy who ended the play of Joe T
    And shortened many other QB’s contracts

    This story has as much to do with Football as bretts ugly sister and the crack house

  24. unclemax4 says: Jan 13, 2011 7:43 PM

    Another example of and self-obsessed,pampered athlete.Take note,Big Ben.You’re next.

  25. Deb says: Jan 13, 2011 8:31 PM

    krow101 says:
    But spinning this as some sort of child molestation case is inaccurate. We’re talking about a prostitute. Yes, it’s illegal. But unless there’s some indication he asked for an underage girl you’re faulting him for not being able to accurately guess the age of a street walker?

    ————————————————-
    LT was 51, and was hand-delivered what he believed was a 19-year-old–a teenager. And she was visibly battered because when the police arrived, they said the first thing he did was start telling them that he wasn’t the one who hit her–she arrived in that condition.

    Now, krow … if you’re a wealthy 51-year-old married football star looking for some action in New York and a pimp showed up with a battered teenager, wouldn’t you have the good sense to realize that was bad news? LT could have afforded an Eliot Spitzer-type call girl and he wouldn’t be in this situation.

    He played a role in creating this mess for himself.

  26. Deb says: Jan 13, 2011 8:35 PM

    reddskeletor says:

    Yeah, this is not Roethlisberger territory here; he clearly didn’t know she was underage and it was consensual. LT does have really bad judgment.
    ————————————————–

    Roethlisberger was celebrating his 28th birthday with a 20-year-old who was buying her own drinks on a fake ID at the time he met her. There is no earthly way anyone could look at a 20-year-old and know she isn’t 21. She initiated the meeting. And her medical exam showed she did not have sex with him, so there was no rape. That’s why he wasn’t arrested. Speaking of territory … apparently your brain is a vast, empty one.

  27. jdandcoke says: Jan 13, 2011 9:07 PM

    omg…where do you peopl live? nobody would be looking at serious jail time for this nonsense get a clue. btw, anyone who has to pay for it, regardless of the pig’s age, is a pathetic waste of life.

  28. piccolo41 says: Jan 13, 2011 9:11 PM

    @joetoronto

    No Joe, it had to do with our daughter.

    Taylor and the pimps need to be locked up. Making lame excuses for these people just enables more children to be abused. You really think that kid had a choice in what to say? Really?

    As I mentioned after my first post, feel free to search the web for human trafficking.

    And I agree with a few other posts that this thread does not belong in PFT.

  29. ham1 says: Jan 13, 2011 9:14 PM

    Crack addict out trickin with underage girls. Great player.
    Sad to see the POS get off but I sure aint losing sleep over this garbage.
    Its like who cares. I knew he would get off……….

  30. joetoronto says: Jan 14, 2011 6:40 AM

    piccolo41 says: Jan 13, 2011 9:11 PM

    @joetoronto

    No Joe, it had to do with our daughter.

    Taylor and the pimps need to be locked up. Making lame excuses for these people just enables more children to be abused. You really think that kid had a choice in what to say? Really?

    As I mentioned after my first post, feel free to search the web for human trafficking.
    *******************************************************
    My daughter, how nice of you.

    FYI, I don’t know ANYBODY that wants kids protected more than me, INNOCENT kids.

    This hooker turned God knows how many tricks BEFORE Taylor, and God knows how many AFTER Taylor.

    There’s a reason your prisons are overflowing, piccolo, and it has to do with attitudes like yours.

    Oh ya, I won’t say anything about YOUR daughter, because I love kids and I’m not a hypocrite, like you.

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