Lawrence Taylor Pleads Not Guilty to NY Rape Charge

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) - Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor
has pleaded not guilty to charges that he had sex with a
16-year-old girl.

The former NFL star smiled as he arrived at a Rockland County
courthouse on Tuesday for arraignment on charges that include
third-degree rape.

He's also charged with patronizing a prostitute and endangering a child.

The 51-year-old Taylor pleaded not guilty through his lawyer.

Earlier, when a reporter asked if he was guilty, Taylor responded,
"Grow up."

Taylor allegedly paid the girl $300 for their May 6 encounter in
a hotel room in suburban Montebello.

Court papers in a federal case against the girl's alleged pimp
say Taylor admitted to sex acts with the girl but was told she was
19.

He is free on $75,000 bail.


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