Lawrence Taylor Sentenced To 6 Years Of Probation

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former football star Lawrence Taylor has been sentenced in New York to six years on probation after a judge refused to allow a teenage prostitute to speak.

The ex-New York Giants and University of North Carolina football star pleaded guilty in January to sexual misconduct and having sex with the underage prostitute. The girl, now 17, appeared in court with well-known attorney Gloria Allred.

Allred said the girl waned to read a victim-impact statement. But the judge said victims are entitled to speak only at felony sentencings. Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.

The girl spoke to the media after Taylor was sentenced Tuesday. She denied she is a prostitute and said another man forced her to go to Taylor's hotel room in May 2010. She believes Taylor could tell she had been beaten and that she was underage. She said Taylor took "something precious" from her and should be behind bars.

Allred would not say whether the girl plans a lawsuit against Taylor.

Taylor will also have to abide by the conditions of a sex offender. But the judge postponed until April 12 the hearing to determine what level of sex offender will be assigned to him.

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  • by Frank on Mar 24, 2011 at 01:03 PM
    Well at least we know he is'nt gay.
  • by why Location: washington on Mar 23, 2011 at 07:18 AM
    what was this fine upstanding lady charged with?
  • by Enough is Enough Location: Greenville on Mar 22, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    Money got him off so light....
  • by B Location: NC on Mar 22, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    Mac: I couldn't have said it better...
  • by Ken Location: Farmville on Mar 22, 2011 at 06:00 PM
    How bout the tarholes, another Tarheel in the news. Cheater Hill!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    Where was it proved that she was a prostitute? So are you men saying that any girl that has sex with someone is a prostitute? What does that make the men?
  • by Mac on Mar 22, 2011 at 03:30 PM
    I do not condone his lifestyle but....If prostitution is your thing, how would you know if she was under age? Lets put it in terms for normal people...If your at an event, a concert, a bar, etc and you meet someone who does not look underage, you hang out, talk, etc...age comes up but they lie about thing leads to another blah blah is that your fault or a crime if you did not know their TRUE age? It's a fine line but people are looking older these days, dressing older, and fake id's have been common for decades. How is it your fault? How many dates is a single person going to get checking ID's? Not going to happen. Laws need to be adjusted to deal with specific situations. Now if the person knew the age....we are in a whole different ballpark.
  • by Chuck on Mar 22, 2011 at 02:36 PM
    How could it not be a felony having sex with a under age girl. Was the Judge and lawyers paid off.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 at 02:31 PM
    Wonder what his sentence would have been if he had been just a "regular guy". Probation is just a slap on the wrist. Even if the girl had been a prostitute he knew better. He knew she was a minor.
  • by anyman Location: washington on Mar 22, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    stole or bought? a tramp is a tramp

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