Saturday, September 3, 2016

Lawrence Taylor arrested for DUI after hitting mobile home, cop car

Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor has been arrested in Florida for DUI after police say he crashed while trying to change lanes on the turnpike.

Cops say 57-year-old Taylor was driving his Bentley southbound through Palm Beach at around 5:20 pm on Friday when he attempted to move between lanes. During the maneuver police say the one-time NFL star clipped a motorhome, causing his car to sideswipe a police cruiser, knocking the side mirror off.

Nobody was injured during the accident, cops told WPTV, and there was little damage to the cruiser.

Taylor was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail where he was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The oft-troubled Taylor, who was drafted as a first round pick and second overall by the Giants in 1981, went on to a spectacular 13-year career with the team.

He won two Super Bowls in New York, retiring in 1993 as one of the greatest defensive players of all time and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.

Photo by: Tony Mangia
But his post-NFL career has been marred by problems with drugs and alcohol including a 2010 arrest for paying to have sex with a 16-year-old girl.

Taylor eventually pleaded guilty to patronizing a prostitute and having sex with a minor and was placed on probation.


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