Former NFL star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested in Florida for failing to register as a sex offender, according to court records.
Taylor, 62, allegedly failed to tell authorities that he changed addresses on what sex offenders are required to do. He was reportedly released after several hours in police custody. According to Broward County court records, he will face two crimes for failing to register as a sex offender.
He was released on cash.
In a statement to Fox News, Taylor’s attorney Arthur Aidala alleged that his client had “adhered to all rules and regulations relating to his legal status” for the past decade.
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“Unfortunately, he is in the middle of a divorce and his local police have suggested that it would be best if he slept in a nearby hotel,” Aidala continued. “Mr. Taylor was a permanent resident of the marital home he was registered in, but on the advice of local law enforcement, slept outside the home. We are confident that this will be resolved favorably for Lawrence at the first trial.”
Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor attends a game between the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts on November 3, 2014 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Taylor was arrested Thursday in Florida for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.
The former linebacker for the New York Giants pleaded guilty to instigating an underage prostitute and sexual misconduct in 2011. He was sentenced to six years probation.
The girl was then 16 years old, but Taylor claimed he was 19 years old.
“That was a working girl who came into my room. She told me she was 19. It is what it is, ”Taylor previously told Fox News. “I’m not going to give you a card. I’m not asking for a birth certificate.”
Fox News contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s office.
Lawrence Taylor in action against Washington during an NFL football game December 19, 1982 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC
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Taylor led the Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991. His career was also plagued by off-field drug offenses, which resulted in multiple arrests.