Lawyer: 'No offer on table' for Lawrence Taylor in rape case
Lawrence Taylor's lawyer says there's no plea offer on the table, at least for now, in the pro football great's rape case.
Taylor remains free on bail after appearing today in a Rockland County court on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute.
The former National Football League MVP is accused of paying $300 to have sex with the Bronx runaway in a Ramapo hotel room in May. He has pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.
Attorney Arthur Aidala said his client is calling the legal shots and is currently leaning toward going to trial. Prosecutors have discussed a six-month jail sentence in exchange for a guilty plea on the top count of third-degree rape, which the defense said is not likely because of a 10-year mandatory probation sentence that comes with it. The linebacker led the New York Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991.
AP wire services were used in this report.
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