Lawrence Taylor – Gifted But Troubled

Lawrence Taylor, a member of the Hall of Fame and probably the greatest linebacker ever to play, was as we all know, accused of rape on Thursday. This is hardly the first time that Taylor has been arrested/dealt with off-the-field issues. Here is a brief record of Lawrence Taylor’s arrests, suspensions and other troubles.

Feb. 14, 1986: Enters six-week drug-rehab program in Houston, leaves a week later.

March 20, 1986: Admits in public statement that he has received help for substance abuse.

Aug. 29, 1988: Given 30-day four-game suspension for second violation of NFL’s drug-abuse policy for cocaine use.

March 1989: Fails breath test when police find him asleep behind the wheel of his Jeep beside the Garden State Parkway in N.J.

May 10, 1989: Acquitted in Saddlebrook, N.J., of drunken driving charges

Sept. 20, 1995: Tries to choke a reporter after a Giants practice.

April 16, 1996: Driver’s license suspended for outstanding parking tickets in Newark, N.J.

May 3, 1996: One of 15 arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for allegedly trying to buy $100 worth of crack from undercover police while in town for a celebrity golf tourney. Charges dropped when LT agrees to 60 hours of public service.

June 4, 1997: Pleaded guilty to filing false 1990 income-tax return and failing to report $48,000 income from the now-defunct LT Sports Club in East Rutherford, N.J.

May 13, 1998: Arrested in his New Jersey home in a roundup of deadbeat parents. Released after about 10 hours in jail when a friend pays $6,000 in child support and for an outstanding traffic violation.

Oct. 19, 1998: Arrested again, this time in Florida, for allegedly buying $50 in crack from an undercover cop and for possessing drug paraphernalia.

Nov. 2009: Arrested in Miami for leaving the scene of an accident.

May 6, 2010: Arrested and accused of raping a teenage girl at a hotel in Suffern, N.Y.

Thanks to NYdailynews for the list of troubles.

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