Lawrence Taylor Arrested Alleged Victim is 16

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NFL legend Lawrence Taylor is no stranger to legal problems, but this is far worse than his usual alcohol or drug woes. He's been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Shattering Joe Theisman's leg may no longer be the most gruesome thing he's done.

Officials released a statement confirming that the 51-year-old football great was taken into custody by police after someone accused him of the despicable act.

It supposedly went down early this morning at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, N.Y.

UPDATE: The supposed victim is just 16, according to ESPN.

Ramapo police supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence told the Westchester (N.Y.) Journal News that the victim is a runaway from the Bronx who was assaulted.

"She was a runaway since March and there was a pimp involved," St. Lawrence told the newspaper. "She got punched in the face. We're not sure who did it."

The Ramapo Police Department tells ET that the crime took place at the Holidome Hotel in Montebello, New York. Formal charges will be filed upon the completion of their investigation.

Taylor will be arraigned later today and has been “very cooperative,” said Christopher P. St. Lawrence, Ramapo’s town supervisor.

After the incident, which reportedly occurred around 1 a.m. this morning, Taylor allegedly paid the victim $300.

Taylor’s attorney said “We’re confident his innocence will be proven.”

Taylor, the longtime Giants star, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. He was suspended several times during his 13-year career for drug use and has admitted to battling alcohol and drug addiction. In the past few years, Taylor has re-emerged as a public personality, including on N.F.L. broadcasts, and has said his drug problems are in his past.

Last November, he was charged in Dade County, Fla. with leaving the scene of an accident. He was released on $500 bond and the case is still pending.

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