Lawrence Julius Taylor, born February 4, 1959, is a former American football player who played for the New York Giants.
Coaches, players, and football fans rate him as one of the greatest defensive players in American football history.
Iris Taylor, his father, worked as a dispatcher at the Newport News shipyards, and Clarence, his mother, was a schoolteacher.
Taylor began playing football in the 11th grade. He graduated from Lafayette High School.
He attended the Chapel Hill’s University of North Carolina. He was the University football team’s captain. Taylor was named an “All-American” and “Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year” in 1980.
Lawrence Taylor, an NFL icon, was detained in Florida on Thursday, according to TMZ Sports.
As per prison records, the former New York Giants star was imprisoned at 8:45 p.m. ET and discharged hours later. Before his discharge, the 62-year-old posed for a mug shot.
Details of Taylor’s detention are still unclear but according to a spokesperson for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, he was jailed on counts of sex offender violations.
Taylor has had many troubles with the law in his life, including multiple instances in the late 1990s when he allegedly attempted to get narcotics from undercover police detectives.