Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested in a Rockland hotel overnight and charged with raping a 15-year-old girl, police said.Update: Taylor was just arraigned a short time ago and bail set at $75,000, which was posted. The allegations of his beating her were dropped as it appears it was the girl's "pimp" who did it. She supposedly was a runway from NYC who's been reunited to relatives. She's 16 currently. Taylor is known to have a past fondness for hookers.
The 51-year-old former linebacker for the New York Giants was taken into custody by Ramapo police. He was being held in the town jail with an arraignment in Town Court scheduled for this afternoon.
He was charged with third-degree rape, a charge that involves having intercourse with a minor. The victim was reportedly beaten during the attack.
The crime took place at the Holiday Inn of Suffern, located in Montebello, according to Ramapo police Detective Lt. Brad Weidel.
Taylor, who has a home in New Jersey, told police he was a resident of Pembroke, Fla. He has frequently played golf in Rockland.
The football legend has a long history of drug abuse and other run-ins with the law.