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Lawrence Taylor to become a registered sex offender today

Lawrence Taylor, Arthur Aidala AP

One of the greatest players in NFL history will become a registered sex offender, as former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor goes before a judge today for sentencing after his guilty plea to sexual misconduct and patronizing a 16-year-old prostitute.

Taylor is expected to avoid jail time as part of his plea deal, but he’s likely to get six years’ probation and sex offender designation.

The judge will determine whether Taylor is considered a Level 1, 2 or 3 sex offender for low, medium or high risk of recidivism.

The 52-year-old Taylor admitted to having sex with a prostitute who was a 16-year-old runaway, but said he thought she was 19. He was arrested in May at a hotel and originally charged with third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.

UPDATE: Taylor did get six years probation and a sex offender designation.

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29 Responses to “Lawrence Taylor to become a registered sex offender today”
  1. knucklebucket says: Mar 22, 2011 11:08 AM

    Good for you LT, good for you…..

    What a fall from grace this guy has had. Such an amazing talent on the field and just one bad decision after another off of it.

  2. dwoofer says: Mar 22, 2011 11:09 AM

    The only thing different today than in the past is the word “registered.”

  3. Al Davis says: Mar 22, 2011 11:11 AM

    So they might want to remove the line from the end of “The Blindside” that says “Thank God for Lawrence Taylor”

  4. oldbyrd says: Mar 22, 2011 11:11 AM

    I wish I was famous. Wonder what I could get away with. This guy is an animal who has gotten away with murder for years

  5. broncobeta says: Mar 22, 2011 11:16 AM

    Now I’ll finally know if that guy next door is actually Lawrence Taylor.

  6. thevikes85 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:17 AM

    Wow,a step down from being a crack addict,how sad that one of the greatest couldn’t shake the demons.

  7. kingjoe1 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:19 AM

    i wonder if his wife will stick by her Larry King interview comments that this girl only snuck in his room and poor Taylor gave her cash to help a girl down on her luck?

    I cant believe he doesnt have to do jail time, ridiculous.

  8. apac6586 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:20 AM

    Don’t registered sex offenders usually serve jail time? Your tax dollars at work…

  9. toe4 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:21 AM

    I have absolutely no sympathy for LT.

  10. lucky5927 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:25 AM

    Wow, it’s almost like a holiday. Almost…

  11. canadianvikingfaniii says: Mar 22, 2011 11:30 AM

    Disgusting..

  12. ditkasmustache says: Mar 22, 2011 11:33 AM

    Whats interesting is that had this legal designation (sex offender) and conviction occurred during his playing days it would have had almost no impact on him finding a job in the NFL.

  13. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 22, 2011 11:34 AM

    He’ll be right back in jail by 2015 – and that’s being awfully generous of me.

  14. scytherius says: Mar 22, 2011 11:36 AM

    Pig.

  15. scoops1 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:39 AM

    Still the greatest LB to ever play the game….

    He may be a Sex Offender…but he still a Hall of Famer

  16. joetoronto says: Mar 22, 2011 11:39 AM

    Being labeled a “sex offender” for life for having consensual sex, with a girl who said she was of age, is just wrong, IMO.

  17. eslaught says: Mar 22, 2011 11:45 AM

    He seems like a nice guy.

    I’m kidding, he seems really aggressive.
    Impressive resume though:
    Giants LB
    Hall of Fame
    Movie star (he was in a few, I didn’t say he is an actor)
    Registered Sex Offender
    Sounds like a future Senator to me. Elect Lawrence Taylor!

  18. scoops1 says: Mar 22, 2011 11:50 AM

    eslaught says:
    Mar 22, 2011 11:45 AM
    He seems like a nice guy.

    I’m kidding, he seems really aggressive.
    Impressive resume though:
    Giants LB
    Hall of Fame
    Movie star (he was in a few, I didn’t say he is an actor)
    Registered Sex Offender
    Sounds like a future Senator to me. Elect Lawrence Taylor!
    ————————-

    You forgot Cocaine Abuser

  19. hobartbaker says: Mar 22, 2011 11:52 AM

    Officially enshrined in the Hall of Shame.

  20. dansnyder says: Mar 22, 2011 12:09 PM

    I guess his lifelong dream of being a school teacher is out of the question now

  21. Slackmo says: Mar 22, 2011 12:33 PM

    LT is now ready to come out of retirement and play for the Bengals.

  22. igster1 says: Mar 22, 2011 12:42 PM

    why is he not in jail for rape.

  23. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Mar 22, 2011 12:56 PM

    Regardless of what any of you say Lawrence Taylor will go down as one of the best pass rushers in NFL history. And always one of the biggest dirtbags in NFL history.

  24. PFTiswhatitis says: Mar 22, 2011 1:11 PM

    Compare this to Dave Meggett’s case. He’s in jail rotting somewhere while LT is out free, tagged. Seems like some inequity in the legal system.

  25. Burritto says: Mar 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    While I firmly disagree that LT is the best D player ever, I do respect what he did on the field and I love him on Stern.

    That being said, he earned this title. He IS a sex offender and the public needs protection from people like him.

  26. Deb says: Mar 22, 2011 2:16 PM

    I’m not defending Taylor. Patronizing prostitutes is illegal in New York, and the girl had been visibly battered when the pimp brought her to his door. It was an idiot move on his part to get involved in this mess.

    But …

    The purpose of the National Sex Offender Registry is to protect the public, not to punish people like Taylor. Hiring a prostitute he thought was of age doesn’t make him a danger to women and children. Every time they clog the registry with the name of someone who isn’t a predator, they make it harder for authorities to track people who are predators.

  27. hobartbaker says: Mar 22, 2011 2:53 PM

    Next step is to tattoo his registry number on his forehead in red.

  28. psousa1 says: Mar 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    I saw the link and thought “All because Ladanian Tomlinson (bleeps) over every team he plays for in the post season?”

    Taylor is an animal. I’m sure from the time he bcame a football prodigy he thought rules and laws didn’t apply to him.

  29. frankvzappa says: Mar 22, 2011 3:15 PM

    “what’s a pederast, Walter?”

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