Timeline: Lawrence Taylor’s run-ins span 25 years

Thursday’s arrest on a charge that he raped a teenage girl in a New York hotel is just the latest legal trouble that Lawrence Taylor had found himself in:

Feb. 14, 1986: Enters six-week drug-rehab program in Houston, stays one week.

March 20, 1986: Admits in public statement that he has received help for substance abuse.

Aug. 29, 1988: Given 30-day, four-game suspension for second violation of NFL’s drugabuse policy for cocaine use.

March 1989: Fails breath test when police find him asleep behind the wheel of his Jeep beside the Garden State Parkway in N.J.

May 10, 1989: Acquitted in Saddlebrook, N.J., of drunken driving charges.

Oct. 1995: Tries to choke a reporter after a Giants practice.

April 16, 1996: Driver’s license suspended for outstanding parking tickets in Newark, N.J.

May 3, 1996: One of 15 arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for allegedly trying to buy $100 worth of crack from undercover police while in town for a celebrity golf tourney. Charges dropped when LT agrees to 60 hours of public service.

June 4, 1997: Pleaded guilty to filing false 1990 income-tax return and failing to report $48,000 income from the now-defunct LT Sports Club in East Rutherford, N.J.

May 13, 1998: Arrested in his New Jersey home in a roundup of deadbeat parents. Released after about 10 hours in jail when a friend pays $6,000 in child support and for an outstanding traffic violation.

Oct. 19, 1998: Arrested again, this time in Florida, for allegedly buying $50 in crack from an undercover cop and for possessing drug paraphernalia.

Nov. 2009: Arrested in Miami for leaving the scene of an accident.

May 6, 2010: Arrested and accused of raping a teenage girl at a hotel in Suffern, N.Y.

Source: New York Daily News

Thursday’s arrest on a charge that he raped a teenage girl in a New York hotel is just the latest legal trouble that Lawrence Taylor had found himself in:

Feb. 14, 1986: Enters six-week drug-rehab program in Houston, stays one week.

March 20, 1986: Admits in public statement that he has received help for substance abuse.

Aug. 29, 1988: Given 30-day, four-game suspension for second violation of NFL’s drugabuse policy for cocaine use.

March 1989: Fails breath test when police find him asleep behind the wheel of his Jeep beside the Garden State Parkway in N.J.

May 10, 1989: Acquitted in Saddlebrook, N.J., of drunken driving charges.

Oct. 1995: Tries to choke a reporter after a Giants practice.

April 16, 1996: Driver’s license suspended for outstanding parking tickets in Newark, N.J.

May 3, 1996: One of 15 arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for allegedly trying to buy $100 worth of crack from undercover police while in town for a celebrity golf tourney. Charges dropped when LT agrees to 60 hours of public service.

June 4, 1997: Pleaded guilty to filing false 1990 income-tax return and failing to report $48,000 income from the now-defunct LT Sports Club in East Rutherford, N.J.

May 13, 1998: Arrested in his New Jersey home in a roundup of deadbeat parents. Released after about 10 hours in jail when a friend pays $6,000 in child support and for an outstanding traffic violation.

Oct. 19, 1998: Arrested again, this time in Florida, for allegedly buying $50 in crack from an undercover cop and for possessing drug paraphernalia.

Nov. 2009: Arrested in Miami for leaving the scene of an accident.

May 6, 2010: Arrested and accused of raping a teenage girl at a hotel in Suffern, N.Y.

Source: New York Daily News

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