Giants Hall-of-Famer LT Granted Hearing in Rape Case

State Supreme Court Justice William Kelly could rule on the request as soon as Tuesda

By Jim Fitzgerald
|  Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010  |  Updated 1:28 PM EDT
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Legendary Giants defender <a title=Lawrence Taylor didn't have much to say on his way into court this morning. His attorney sought to dismiss a rape charge against the hall-of-famer, but the case was adjourned until January." />

Legendary Giants defender Lawrence Taylor didn't have much to say on his way into court this morning. His attorney sought to dismiss a rape charge against the hall-of-famer, but the case was adjourned until January.

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A judge has agreed to hear claims by pro football great Lawrence Taylor that statements he made when he was arrested on a rape charge should not be allowed at his trial.
       

Rockland County prosecutors disclosed Tuesday that the judge granted part of a motion filed by Taylor's attorney. The attorney said Taylor's statements were inadmissible because police did not have a warrant when they arrested him.        
The former NFL MVP is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a suburban New York hotel room. He has pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape and other charges.
       
Prosecutor Arthur Ferraro said Lawrence's statements were taken properly.
       
The statements were not described. Court papers in a related case say Taylor admitted to sex acts with the girl.

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