Report: Ex-star Taylor to plead guilty

BY foxsports • January 13, 2011

Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor will plead guilty Thursday to lesser charges of sexual misconduct and soliciting a prostitute in connection with his arrest last year, sources said.

Taylor, 51, is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old Bronx runaway at a Rockland County hotel in May in exchange for $300.

A hearing will be held at a future date to determine whether Taylor has to register as a sex offender.

The famed New York Giants linebacker had pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.

Taylor faced up to four years behind bars had he been convicted on all the charges. He previously rejected a plea bargain that would have sent him to prison for six months.

Taylor, who led the Giants to Super Bowl victories in 1987 and 1991, has been free on $75,000 bail since his arrest.

Read more at the New York Post.