Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor Accused of Raping a Minor…What happened?

Lawrence Taylor was an awesome power on the football field. Now he stands accused of misusing that power that brought him thousands of fans. Taylor is accused of raping a 15 year old girl. “Ramapo Detective Lt. Brad Weidel said the former New York Giants linebacker had not been formally charged, but that police were investigating a reported rape that occurred earlier Thursday at a hotel in Montebello. According to, the victim was underage and was beaten during the attack. Taylor was charged with third-degree rape, the web site reported.”* Taylor has had numerous run-ins with the law, but this is probably the most serious.  How do you go from being at the top of your game, in the Football Hall of Fame, appearing on last year’s Dancing with the Stars, spokesperson for Nutri-System to being accused of raping and beating a 15 year old runaway? What leads to a fall like this?


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  • elogam  On May 8, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Whenever it comes to high profile athletes I always take the approach of “let it play out before making a decision.” If he’s guilty, his legacy will be that of a pedophile. If he’s acquitted, he needs to take steps to make sure he’s never put in such a situation again.

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