Lawrence Taylor Arrested for Statutory Rape

May 6, 2010 By:
Lawrence Taylor Arrested for Statutory Rape

NFL all-star and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Lawrence Taylor has been arrested and is being held for statutory rape. According to reports, he is under suspicion of raping a 16-year old girl early this morning at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, NY.

TMZ reports that the girl was working under a pimp, and that Taylor paid $300 for her services. Investigators recovered a condom as well as other physical evidence when they took LT into custody. No drugs or paraphernalia was found at the scene.

Police allegedly found LT asleep in the hotel room, and discovered a used condom at the scene. The young woman was reportedly sporting a “fresh” black eye. She, her pimp, and one other person are all in custody as well.

As for Taylor, his lawyer Kenneth Gribetz, says he's not guilty and is "extremely upset about the situation." In addition, LT’s wife Lynette Taylor says her husband has been set up and the allegations are “all bullshit.”

Lynette says that the timing of the arrest is suspicious because it came just days after LT was featured on an A&E documentary called "Fame and Recovery" which she believes "made him out to be a monster."

A news conference is expected in a few hours. Stay tuned!