Giants Hall-of-Famer LT Granted Hearing in Rape Case - NBC New York

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



    Lawrence Taylor Signs Autograph, But Doesn't Speak On Way in to Court

    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. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010)

    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.