Lawrence Taylor Arrested For Rape; Cops Say Alleged Victim is 16, Pimp Was Involved

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NFL legend Lawrence Taylor is no stranger to legal problems, but this is far worse than his usual alcohol or drug woes. He's been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Shattering Joe Theisman's leg may no longer be the most gruesome thing he's done.

Officials released a statement confirming that the 51-year-old football great was taken into custody by police after someone accused him of the despicable act.

It supposedly went down early this morning at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, N.Y.

The Town of Ramapo (N.J.) Police Department is currently investigating the situation, with a news conference scheduled to take place in the next few hours.

Lawrence Taylor, who won two Super Bowl rings in a 13-season Hall of Fame career with the New York Giants, recently performed a stint on Dancing with the Stars.

The original LT has a lengthy history with the law - he's been arrested multiple times on drug charges, and back in November, he was arrested for hit-and-run.

More details to follow as the story develops ...

UPDATE: The supposed victim is just 16, according to ESPN.

Ramapo police supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence told the Westchester (N.Y.) Journal News that the victim is a runaway from the Bronx who was assaulted.

"She was a runaway since March and there was a pimp involved," St. Lawrence told the newspaper. "She got punched in the face. We're not sure who did it."

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