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Former Giants star Lawrence Taylor arrested for rape
NY Post ^ | 05/06/2010 | Staff

Posted on 05/06/2010 7:42:41 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

Former Giants great Lawrence Taylor was arrested today for allegedly raping a woman at a Rockland County hotel, authorities said.

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That's not good. Lawrence still carrying around some demons, apparently.
1 posted on 05/06/2010 7:42:41 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

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Did he do Thiesman again?


2 posted on 05/06/2010 7:43:14 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


3 posted on 05/06/2010 7:43:19 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the last Navy Seal)
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To: OldDeckHand

At least he’s trim and slim for his orange suit. He may be wearing it for a long time...


4 posted on 05/06/2010 7:44:23 AM PDT by oust the louse (Just when you think they can't get any more stupid the Dems trip all over themselves and do so.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

That would be a bad break. /sarc


5 posted on 05/06/2010 7:44:44 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: OldDeckHand

What do they think this is the NBA?


6 posted on 05/06/2010 7:45:16 AM PDT by carjic (Laid off since Dec 08...HELP!)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Always with the hotels. Gezz, can’t these guys get a room with a hooker instead?


7 posted on 05/06/2010 7:45:22 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: OldDeckHand
was arrested today for allegedly raping a woman

That is a better headline than

was arrested today for raping an alleged woman

8 posted on 05/06/2010 7:48:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: All
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Lawrence Taylor

9 posted on 05/06/2010 7:48:18 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Was it rape-rape???


10 posted on 05/06/2010 7:48:25 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: OldDeckHand
That's not good. Lawrence still carrying around some demons, apparently.

There was some controversy about his admitted drug use when they were considering putting him in the Hall of Fame. The general consensus was to get him in before his inevitable self destruction. I had thought he turn himself around.

11 posted on 05/06/2010 7:50:28 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: OldDeckHand
More information here...

Lawrence Taylor Arrested For Rape In New York

12 posted on 05/06/2010 7:51:11 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: 2banana

Don’t know. Let’s as Whoopi for her opinion.


13 posted on 05/06/2010 7:52:12 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: OldDeckHand

Nutrisystems really does work, I guess.


14 posted on 05/06/2010 7:53:46 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: OldDeckHand

Why is it that some of my very favorite Giants all wind up in the slammer? Please say it ain’t so, LT.


16 posted on 05/06/2010 7:59:26 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: OldDeckHand
Oh, that weight loss commercial he has out at the moment ("join or I'll come looking for you" is pretty unfortunate right now.
17 posted on 05/06/2010 8:00:04 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: 2banana
Ask Whoopie.
18 posted on 05/06/2010 8:03:29 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: OldDeckHand

Carrying around some demons? Is that anything like being a thug? Many athletes have been allowed to get away with most anything for years until they finally commit a crime that cannot be covered up.

This leads to my advice to young ladies - if a guy makes a living by being brutal, it’s probably not a good idea to be alone with him. Just sayin....

On the other hand, athletes are always a target for the deranged and the greedy. Unless there is real evidence, then this is another he said/she said situation.


19 posted on 05/06/2010 8:07:32 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: pissant

If I were the police, I’d start watching Dan Marino.


20 posted on 05/06/2010 8:13:28 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Pining_4_TX
"Unless there is real evidence, then this is another he said/she said situation."

Arrest is effected when reasonable suspicion is met. In most jurisdictions, that means something more than just a statement of a complaining witness. I suspect that the complaining witness bears some physical evidence of assault, and/or Taylor perhaps said something incriminating if/when speaking to police.

21 posted on 05/06/2010 8:13:39 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

She was underage (15) from what I read. Also, may have been beaten. Not good at all...


22 posted on 05/06/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: OldDeckHand

He has kinfolks in Rockland.

I bought a 1987 Grand Wagoneer Woody from his brother or cousin brand new and met him at the dealership in Nyack then.

I’m big....he was really big.


23 posted on 05/06/2010 8:15:54 AM PDT by wardaddy (never been particularly pious but I stand with Franklin Graham...bigtime...you betcha...ya'll)
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To: Pharmboy

...yet another false idol crashes to earth...


24 posted on 05/06/2010 8:18:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Pharmboy
"She was underage (15) from what I read. Also, may have been beaten. Not good at all..."

15? WTF? I have no patience or sympathy for pedophiles - in my book, a 50-year old man forcing himself on a 15-year old is a "jackpot" offense.

25 posted on 05/06/2010 8:20:33 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

“Arrest is effected when reasonable suspicion is met”.

No, reasonable suspiciaon only allows a cop to speak with you. It must rise to the higher standard of “probable cause” for you to be arrested.

The additional evidence was probably him speaking to the police and admitting to a consensual encounter. Her age was the issue in that charge, even if consensual on her part.

But the fact remains,,, women these days sure seem to have the interesting habit of visiting the hotel rooms of famous athletes, whom they do not know personally. You really don’t see these guys going out to the street and dragging these woman into their rooms by force.


26 posted on 05/06/2010 8:27:00 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: OldDeckHand

Real ugly. According the the local newspaper she was a 15 yearl old run away, controlled by a pimp and beaten

http://www.lohud.com/article/20100506/NEWS03/5060403/1019/NEWS03/Football-great-Lawrence-Taylor-charged-in-Ramapo-with-rape-of-15-year-old-girl


27 posted on 05/06/2010 8:27:00 AM PDT by nycteacher
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To: NCC-1701

NCC-1701 wrote:

Don’t know. Let’s as Whoopi for her opinion.

Don’t you mean “Les axe Whoopi fo’ her o...op.. whut she t’inks”?


28 posted on 05/06/2010 8:34:08 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: DesertRhino
"No, reasonable suspiciaon only allows a cop to speak with you. It must rise to the higher standard of “probable cause” for you to be arrested."

Yes, for most other crimes, that is true. But, I was speaking about cases of domestic assault/rape. In these cases (and in most states that I'm familiar), "reasonable suspicion" is all that is required, by statute.

In most states, if police can identify the aggressor, and have a reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred, then they're empowered, by statute, to effect arrest.

29 posted on 05/06/2010 8:38:17 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Just watched a show the other night on A&E about him and the former Miss USA. It was about drug addiction. After watching the show, knowing what I know about it, I can tell you both are still on drugs.

Now I read this. I am not saying he is guilty, but I would not be surprised if this happened. Moreover, it will confirm what I thought.


30 posted on 05/06/2010 8:48:23 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: NCC-1701

“Don’t know. Let’s as Whoopi for her opinion.”

Don’t you mean “les axe Whoopi...”


31 posted on 05/06/2010 8:52:24 AM PDT by JeanLM
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To: Sprite518
and the former Miss USA"

Was that the beauty queen that Trump "saved" by sending her to rehab? I'm sorry to hear she's back on the drugs. Too bad.

32 posted on 05/06/2010 8:53:40 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
If Lawrence Taylor ends up getting convicted or copping a plea in a violent crime like this, then as far as I'm concerned it will officially mark the final step in the formal demise of what was once a very proud and classy NFL franchise.

1. Sale of 50% of the team (the half originally owned by John Mara since it was passed down from the team's founder in 1930) to Robert Tisch (Loews Corporation owner and former U.S. Postmaster General) in 1991.

2. Death of Wellington Mara in 2005, with his 50% ownership passing to his son John.

3. Death of Bob Tisch shortly thereafter, with his 50% ownership passing to his son, entertainment industry executive Steve Tisch.

4. Items #1 and #2 marked the official passing of the torch from the old "football" ownership to the new "business" ownership, and it hasn't been pretty.

5. Announcement in 2005 of a new stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands, to be shared with the New York Jets and completed in time for the 2010 season.

6. Complete disaster in the sale of season tickets and seat licenses to fans in 2008-09. The Giants were once famed for their season ticket waiting list, and for years people would put their names on this list in the hopes that their children would be able to buy season tickets 25 years later. The economic collapse of 2008-09 didn't help matters, and many seats remain unsold as former "life-long fans" have abandoned the team in droves due to the outrageous $5,000 to $20,000 cost of seat licenses for "regular seats," and the team's inability to meet the demand for the cheapest seats among fans who had attended games at Giants Stadium, Yankee Stadium and the Yale Bowl over the course of the last five decades.

If the guy who had long been the defining player in the history of the franchise and the greatest NFL player of all time meets a terrible fate in the criminal justice system, then this would surely mark the end of the New York Football Giants as I knew them.

33 posted on 05/06/2010 8:56:47 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: OldDeckHand

3pm news conference.


34 posted on 05/06/2010 8:57:52 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yes. She said she is off, but you can look at her tell she is not. It’s obvious. Plus what she says. I have seen it so many times before. I used to be fooled by it, but not anymore.


35 posted on 05/06/2010 9:00:00 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Alberta's Child

Not really sure why you have a problem with owners passing on ownership of a property to their sons.


36 posted on 05/06/2010 9:01:10 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: OldDeckHand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1iVRRu6w0&feature=related
Footballs Greatest Injuries - Joe Theismann


37 posted on 05/06/2010 9:05:13 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: OldDeckHand

Woman??? Try a 15-year old GIRL...


38 posted on 05/06/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Pharmboy
She was underage (15) from what I read. Also, may have been beaten.

Yes, that should have been mentioned in the headline and the excerpt.

39 posted on 05/06/2010 9:10:02 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: OldDeckHand

I always thought that LT stood for Lawrence Taylor, but apparently it stands for little thinking...

teeman


40 posted on 05/06/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT by teeman8r (NO vember is coming... vote them out)
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To: thefactor

I don’t have a problem with it at all. My point is that the team is now a mere shadow of its former self since the sons have taken it over. It’s no longer a football team — it’s just one small piece in an entertainment giant that has as its centerpiece a $1.6 billion stadium in the Meadowlands that I will probably never see from the inside.


41 posted on 05/06/2010 9:10:21 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: thefactor
a problem with owners passing on ownership of a property to their sons

I (not the original poster) have no problem with that at all.

However the history of the Giants does show that intelligence and integrity are not hereditary.

In most other lines of business, when one franchisee totally screws itself with the customers, the home office is able to kick sufficient butt to solve the problem. Unfortunately the NFL is not so structured.

42 posted on 05/06/2010 9:11:14 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: Alberta's Child

All sport is entertainment. We, as fans, are too emotionally involved to see that. If you owned a company, wouldn’t you want to maximize your revenue?


43 posted on 05/06/2010 9:12:30 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: All

15 will get you 20


44 posted on 05/06/2010 9:14:34 AM PDT by Y2Bogus
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To: Notary Sojac
The Giants and Jets will sell out every game, every season. The teams invested TONS of money in the new stadium and should be able to recoup that money.

But for the life of me, I cannot understand why they didn't put a retractable roof on that thing. Coulda had the Superbowl every 7-8 years or so!

45 posted on 05/06/2010 9:15:06 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Alberta's Child
The younger Maras have indeed tried to build the NYG brand a la the Dallas Cowboys, but I don't think they have made too many mistakes in terms of the operational (read: ballplaying) franchise itself so far. Like it or not, Big Blue is the Tri-State's primary representative to our REAL national pastime.

Wish that so much weren't dependent on whether or not Eli wakes up in a bad mood Sunday morning, however.

Getting back to LT: From those I've known who've worked with him (for promotions/ads) in the past, he is a genial, approachable, and charming man. Such are also the primary characteristics of predators. I think in this case he was on a power trip with the young lady, and got carried away. Rape is still rape, however, and we shall see what the investigation reveals.

46 posted on 05/06/2010 9:15:10 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: OldDeckHand

What was Bush’s involvement? Maybe Rove set up LT. /sar


47 posted on 05/06/2010 9:15:35 AM PDT by animal172 (Can a girl with a mole on her face be happy married to a gopher?)
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To: OldDeckHand
I'm a huge Giants fan and I always expected LT to die from a drug overdose. I never would have guessed this was coming. I hope the girl gets the help she needs, and Taylor dies in prison.
48 posted on 05/06/2010 9:17:02 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: nycteacher

“According the the local newspaper she was a 15 yearl old run away, controlled by a pimp and beaten”

Taylor and the pimp need to spend a long time in prison.


49 posted on 05/06/2010 9:20:54 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: OldDeckHand

He says he’s innocent. Yes, I assumed it’s true when I read the headline but we need to learn to wait for the facts.


50 posted on 05/06/2010 9:24:29 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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