Former Giants LB Lawrence Taylor Arrested, Allegedly Violated Sex Offender Program

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVDecember 17, 2021

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 29: Former NFL player Lawrence Taylor speaks onstage during day one with SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIV on January 29, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Pro Football Hall of Famer and former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday in South Florida, according to Andy Slater of Fox Sports.

Taylor has been charged with two felonies after allegedly changing his address without notifying authorities, which violates the requirements for registered sex offenders.

Taylor was made a Level 1 sex offender—the lowest of three levels—in 2011 after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct and soliciting a prostitute in the third degree.

At the time, a 16-year-old girl said she was beaten by a pimp and forced to go to Taylor's hotel room in Rockland County, New York, to have sex with him.

Since retiring from the NFL in 1993, Taylor has been arrested on several occasions in addition to the arrest that led to his sex offender status.

Notably, he was arrested in 2009 for leaving the scene of an accident and arrested in 2016 for crashing into a parked police car. He later pleaded guilty to DUI.

The 62-year-old Taylor spent 13 seasons in the NFL from 1981-93, all with the Giants.

Taylor was one of the best defensive players of his generation, earning 10 Pro Bowl nods and eight first-team All-Pro selections.

He was also the 1981 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and the 1986 NFL MVP in addition to being a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Super Bowl champion.