PEMBROKE PINE (CBSMiami/AP) — After failing to report a change of address as required of registered sex offenders, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor is facing felony charges in South Florida.
Last week, Taylor, 62, was charged with two counts of failing to alert authorities to an address change, according to court records. He turned himself in last week after Pembroke Pines police informed him of an active warrant for his arrest. Taylor was released shortly after he was booked into jail on $500 bail.READ MORE: Deadly Crash Shuts Down Deerfield Beach Streets; BSO Cruiser Towed From Scene
Taylor’s attorney, Arthur Aidala, said in a statement that Taylor has been compliant with all the rules and regulations regarding his legal status for the past decade.
“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 the 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.”READ MORE: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Who Grew Up In Miami, Could Be Next US Supreme Court Justice
Taylor pleaded guilty in New York in 2011 to misdemeanor criminal charges of sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute. He was sentenced to six years of probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.
Taylor spent his entire 13-season career with the New York Giants and helped the team win Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991.MORE NEWS: Miami Twin Brothers Will Set Sail For Harvard In The Fall
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