Lawrence Taylor is facing felony charges in South Florida after failing to report an address change as required because of his status as a registered sex offender.
The former NFL linebacker was booked into the Broward County jail last Thursday on two counts of failing to alert authorities to an address change, according to court records. Taylor was released shortly after his booking on $500 bail.
Taylor’s attorney, Arthur Aidala, is now trying desperately to clear up all the confusion.
“Sadly he is in the middle of a divorce and his local police department suggested it would be best if he slept at a nearby hotel,” Aidala said. “Mr. Taylor was constantly a resident of the marital home where he was registered, but on advice of local law enforcement he was sleeping outside the home. We are confident that this will be resolved favorably for Lawrence at the first court hearing.”
Accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl, the 62-year-old pled guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute in 2011. He had to register as a sex offender and was given six years of probation.
Taylor played linebacker for the Giants from 1981-1993, recorded 142 regular season sacks and was a driving force on the team’s Super Bowl victories in 1987 and 1991.
He is one of the greatest players in NFL history.