One of the greatest players in NFL history will become a registered sex offender, as former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor goes before a judge today for sentencing after his guilty plea to sexual misconduct and patronizing a 16-year-old prostitute.
Taylor is expected to avoid jail time as part of his plea deal, but he’s likely to get six years’ probation and sex offender designation. The judge will determine whether Taylor is considered a Level 1, 2 or 3 sex offender for low, medium or high risk of recidivism.
The 52-year-old Taylor admitted to having sex with a prostitute who was a 16-year-old runaway, but said he thought she was 19. He was arrested in May at a hotel and originally charged with third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.