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Lawrence Taylor, the Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker who spent his entire career with the New York Giants, has reportedly been arrested in Broward County, Florida, on two felony counts related to his status as a registered sex offender.
According to Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 in South Florida, Taylor, 62, was arrested for failing to update his home address with the authorities, something sex offenders are required to do.
Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of sexual misconduct and one count of soliciting a prostitute in the third degree in 2011. The charges came after a 16-year-old girl said she'd been beaten by a pimp and forced to have sex with Taylor in his Rockland County, New York, hotel room. Taylor said that he thought the girl was 19 at the time.
At the sentencing in April 2011, Taylor was given Level 1 sex offender status, which is the lowest of the three levels of sex offenders. He was considered low risk and his photo did not appear in an online sex offender database. He was also sentenced to six years of probation in his home state of Florida.
Taylor was arrested on Thursday night and released several hours later, according to TMZ.