The sad saga of former New York Giants' great Lawrence Taylor's off-field problems continued Wednesday when he was indicted by a grand jury on charges of third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute.
The indictment follows his May 6 arrest at a Holiday Inn in Ramapo, N.Y., where prosecutors say he paid a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him.
Taylor had been charged previously in Ramapo Town Court, but the indictment transfers the case to Rockland County. He is scheduled to appear July 13.
The former New York Giants linebacker also was indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, and sexual abuse and criminal sexual act in the third degree. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted. He has denied the charges.
Just Tuesday, fans at SB Nation's Big Blue View were joyously reminiscing about Taylor's playing days as part of the site's "Giants By The Numbers" series. Today, we are again reminded that there has always been a dark side to LT, and it might cost him his freedom.