Former Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL star linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested on Thursday, May 6, and charged with raping a 16-year-old girl inside a Holiday Inn motel room. This is not Taylor's first run-in with the law. He has a history of drug and alcohol-related offenses, and he once referred to his mansion as a "crack house."
But these new charges threaten to damage Taylor's carefully cultivated public image -- and his marriage to his 3rd wife.
Taylor, who has 3 grown children with an ex-wife, was released on $75,000 bond yesterday. His attorney was quick to say Taylor did not have sex with the runaway-turned prostitute. Arthur Aidala called Taylor a “loving family man.”
“My client did not have sex with anybody,” Aidala said. “Lawrence Taylor did not rape anybody.”
But police say Taylor paid the teen $300 in cash for her services. Normally a man doesn't pay that much cash for services not rendered.
According to online reports, the teenager was a runaway. Her family reported her missing in March. She met up with 36-year-old parolee, Rasheed Davis, who was prowling a Bronx, NY bus stop. Davis offered her food and a warm bed to sleep in. After moving her in with him, Davis quickly pimped her out to clients for sexual favors.