Taylor Officially Charged in Rape Case

Former Giant LB Could Get Up to 4 Years If Found Guilty

NFL Hall-of Fame Linebacker Lawrence Taylor was officially charged with third degree rape in a Ramapo, NY courtroom this afternoon. The charge is a Class E felony and is punishable by up to four years in prison.

According to Rockland County officials, Taylor paid an underage female $300 for sexual favors in a suburban NY hotel. He is also charged with a misdemeanor – patronizing a prostitute.

LT was arraigned this afternoon and bail was set at $75,000. Taylor is expected to plead not guilty although he has allegedly admitted to paying the prostitute the $300.

Taylor is not employed by the Giants and the team is reserving comment at this time.