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Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to DUI

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Troubled Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor has another conviction on his record.

Taylor pleaded guilty to DUI with injury or property damage today. He had been arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol in September. Police say Taylor was driving a Bentley on the Florida Turnpike when he hit a motorhome, then sideswiped a police car. Taylor’s breath was tested twice and he was over the legal limit both times, .082 on the first test and .084 on the second.

The 57-year-old Taylor was a 10-time first-team All-Pro, three-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Super Bowl champion and 1986 NFL MVP. But throughout his NFL career he was plagued by problems relating to substance abuse, problems that have continued into his retirement.

For his latest conviction Taylor was placed on probation for a year, his license was suspended for nine months, he will pay $1,500 in court costs and fines and he will perform community service.

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24 Responses to “Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to DUI”
  1. mackcarrington says: Jun 19, 2017 7:20 PM

    Not to mention the collision bill on the Bentley will cost him thousands.

  2. aj66shanghai says: Jun 19, 2017 7:20 PM

    His list of accolades and accomplishments is almost shocking. Shame he still has troubles but it was sure great seeing him play.

  3. cmonitsfunny says: Jun 19, 2017 7:21 PM

    Wow, arrested in September, convicted in June…one of the (many) reasons people hate lawyers

  4. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Jun 19, 2017 7:28 PM

    Need to go back to .10

  5. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 19, 2017 7:37 PM

    He needs to be kicked out of the HOF.

  6. jag1959 says: Jun 19, 2017 7:44 PM

    One of the most exciting players to watch that ever took the field and an absolute mess off of it.

  7. ScrappyZoolander says: Jun 19, 2017 8:16 PM

    LT’s demons always pop up from time to time, don’t think he’ll ever change.

  8. icebowler says: Jun 19, 2017 8:26 PM

    I’m pretty sure it’s never a good idea to run into a state police vehicle.

  9. mannyiac says: Jun 19, 2017 8:44 PM

    Great player,but certainly not a role model.

  10. jasons81 says: Jun 19, 2017 8:53 PM

    Need to go back to .10

    Yes at .082 he only hit a motorhome and a police car so we should raise the limit, that makes total sense. Maybe at .10 he can run some pedestrians over too.

    If anything this story shows how the limit should be lowered.

  11. nyneal says: Jun 19, 2017 9:21 PM

    Taylor has always been a jerk. And I am convinced that he was under the influence of drugs when he played, too. You look at him on the sidelines when he played and you can see his eyes are bulging out of his head.

  12. sidepull says: Jun 19, 2017 9:36 PM

    Yea what he was…don’t matter much now. It’s who he is now. What he was can’t change that.

  13. thun2der says: Jun 19, 2017 9:37 PM

    He is and always has been a piece of garbage

  14. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 19, 2017 9:57 PM

    Amazing he’s still alive with all his dangerous antics.
    Grow up Lawrence, its about time son.

  15. wahoo21 says: Jun 19, 2017 10:45 PM

    anywhere else and anybody else is looking at serious money and serious fines / community service….this guy hit not one but two vehicles and he gets that as a penalty ?

  16. edahlb says: Jun 19, 2017 10:49 PM

    He’s actually a very nice guy, I’ll bumped into him several times at a golf course in Fort Lauderdale.

  17. fumblenuts says: Jun 19, 2017 10:50 PM

    His liver MUST be shot by now…..?

  18. noneckinc says: Jun 19, 2017 11:16 PM

    as hard as he played, this guy is a perfect candidate for CTE, this would make sense

  19. cougar69rt03 says: Jun 19, 2017 11:28 PM

    Thats all it cost him . I guess priors dont mean anything when you are sentenced . What a mistake letting him off . Wait next time he will injury or kill someone . Hope the sentencing judge feels great after that happens .

  20. bucandball says: Jun 19, 2017 11:32 PM

    I didn’t even know there was a Troubled Hall of Fame.

  21. rjov says: Jun 20, 2017 2:51 AM

    .082. So he had 2-3 beers. I don’t think the booze caused the crash. Wish we knew more details

  22. tncheese says: Jun 20, 2017 6:19 AM

    LT, please get some help. Addiction is a living hell.

  23. nytroutdog says: Jun 20, 2017 6:32 AM

    Such a shame. It’s amazing that no one has been able to get through to him.

  24. ibillwt says: Jun 20, 2017 9:21 AM

    He and Eli could found a Giants Hall of Shame.

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