New York police arrested former Giants LB Lawrence Taylor and accused him of raping a 15-year-old girl on Thursday.
Taylor was held after being arrested by Ramapo, N.Y., police and charged with third-degree rape, USA Today reports.
Taylor , 51, was taken into custody after being accused of a rape at the Holidome Hotel in Montebello, NY. No other details of the alleged incident have been released.
A news conference is expected on Thursday afternoon.
The Hall of Famer who helped lead the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories retired in 1993. He was also a contestant on the eighth season of "Dancing with the Stars." He is married to his third wife, Extra TV informs.
According to LoHud.com, Taylor, a football icon and one of the NFL's greatest defensive players, has a history of drug abuse and other run-ins with the law.
He has tested positive for cocaine several times during his NFL career and has been arrested for buying cocaine from undercover police officers.
Taylor, who has a home in New Jersey, told police he was a resident of Pembroke Pines, Fla. He has frequently played golf in Rockland.
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