Lawrence Taylor Accuser Showed Signs of Attack; Football Great Proclaims Innocence

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Lawrence Taylor is proclaiming innocence against an allegation that he raped an underage girl this morning, saying his accuser is trying to set him up.

His lawyer, Kenneth Gribetz, says Taylor, who was arrested for rape and is behind bars in the Town of Ramapo, N.J., is adamant that he's not guilty.

LT's wife, Lynette Taylor, says the allegations are "all bullsh!t."

She suspects a setup, claiming the timing is beyond suspicious - just days after LT was featured on an A&E's documentary series Fame and Recovery.

Lynette Taylor believes A&E "made him out to be a monster" and did not say who she thought could be behind such a plot, but she's sticking by him.

Meanwhile, investigators recovered a condom from the Holiday Inn hotel room where Lawrence Taylor's accuser says he raped her early this morning.

Lawrence Taylor allegedly paid $300 for sex with the girl.

Town of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence also said that investigators found LT asleep inside the room when they first arrived to the hotel.

Cops recovered a condom as well as other physical evidence when they took Taylor into custody - but found NO DRUGS or paraphernalia at the scene.

Police say the accuser is only 16 years old, that she was reported as a "runaway" from the Bronx back in March, and was under the control of a pimp.

That gentleman was arrested by the NYPD when he, along with the unnamed Lawrence Taylor accuser and a third person, returned to the city today.

Cops say the accuser had a "nasty" black eye that looked to be "fresh," though it's unclear who attacked her or if it's connected with the LT incident.

In addition to charges filed against LT, the pimp was arrested on charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault and endangering the welfare of a minor.

More details to follow as the story develops ...