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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
By United Press International

Lawrence Taylor Jr. arrested, charged with statutory rape, molestation

MARIETTA, Ga., July 8 (UPI) -- Lawrence Taylor Jr., son of former NFL star Lawrence Taylor, was arrested on charges of rape and sodomy, the Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

Lawrence Taylor's accuser tells of abuse

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A young woman suing former football player Lawrence Taylor explained her alleged sexual encounter with him in U.S. District Court in New York.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
By United Press International
LT's pimp gets seven years

LT's pimp gets seven years

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A New York man who served a prison term for manslaughter got seven years for providing a teenage prostitute for former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor.
Lawrence Taylor gets probation in sex case

Lawrence Taylor gets probation in sex case

NEW CITY, N.Y., March 22 (UPI) -- A judge in New York state Tuesday put NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor on probation for six years for having sex with an underage prostitute.
Ex-Giant Taylor in court over payments

Ex-Giant Taylor in court over payments

HACKENSACK, N.J., March 7 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor says he can't afford an increase in child-support payments to the mother of his 13-year-old daughter.
Taylor pleads guilty; probation expected

Taylor pleads guilty; probation expected

RAMAPO, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A police chief said he believes the resolution reached in former NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor's sexual misconduct case is "fair and appropriate."
L. Taylor pleads not guilty to rape charge

L. Taylor pleads not guilty to rape charge

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor pleaded not guilty in New York Tuesday to charges he raped a 16-year-old girl at a hotel.
Football's Lawrence Taylor in sex charges

Football's Lawrence Taylor in sex charges

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants football player Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on charges of rape, criminal sexual acts and sexual abuse, legal documents show.
Crash victim sues Lawrence Taylor

Crash victim sues Lawrence Taylor

MIAMI, May 20 (UPI) -- A Florida man has sued football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor seeking damages for his injuries in a 2009 car crash.
Ex-Giant Taylor arraigned in rape case

Ex-Giant Taylor arraigned in rape case

MONTEBELLO, N.Y., May 6 (UPI) -- Retired Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arraigned Thursday in the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl in upstate New York, authorities said.
Lawrence Taylor arrested in crash

Lawrence Taylor arrested in crash

MIAMI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Retired professional football great Lawrence Taylor was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident in the Miami area, police said.

Lawrence Taylor booted from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Lawrence Taylor became the latest celebrity cast out from the "Dancing with the Stars" competition Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
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Former New York Giants player Lawrence Taylor reacts on the field at a half time ceremony honoring Giants Stadium in the final regular season game ever for the Giants at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on December 27, 2009. UPI /John Angelillo
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Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football, and has been ranked as the top defensive player in league history by former players, coaches, media members, and news outlets such as the NFL Network, and Sporting News.

After an All-American career at the University of North Carolina (UNC) (1978–1981), Taylor was drafted by the Giants as the second overall selection in the 1981 NFL Draft. Although controversy surrounded the selection due to Taylor's contract demands, the two sides quickly resolved the issue. Taylor won several defensive awards after his rookie season. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Taylor was a disruptive force at outside linebacker, and is credited with changing the pass rushing schemes, offensive line play, and offensive formations used in the NFL. Taylor produced double-digit sacks each season from 1984 through 1990, including a career high of 20.5 in 1986. He also won a record three Defensive Player of the Year awards and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his performance during the 1986 season. He was named First-team All-Pro in each of his first nine seasons and was a key member of the Giants' defense, nicknamed "The Big Blue Wrecking Crew", that led New York to victories in Super Bowls XXI and XXV. During the 1980s Taylor, fellow linebackers Carl Banks, Gary Reasons, and Hall of Famer Harry Carson gave the Giants linebacking corps a reputation as one of the best in the NFL.

Taylor has lived a controversial lifestyle, during and after his playing career. He admitted to using drugs such as cocaine as early as his second year in the NFL, and was suspended several times by the league for failing drug tests. His drug abuse escalated after his retirement, and he was jailed three times for attempted drug possession. From 1998 to 2009, Taylor lived a sober, drug-free life. He worked as a color commentator on sporting events after his retirement, and pursued a career as an actor. His personal life came up again in a negative fashion in 2010 when he was charged with the statutory rape of a 16-year old prostitute.

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