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Ex-NFL/UNC player Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to Florida DUI

20 June 2017

Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor reportedly pleaded guilty Monday to DUI with injury or property damage, per Julius Whigham II of the Palm Beach Post.

Besides that, Taylor will also have to do community service and pay $1,476 in court costs and fines.

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Police say Taylor was driving a Bentley on the Florida Turnpike when he hit a motorhome, then sideswiped a police auto. Taylor took two breathalyzer tests five hours after the crash that measured his blood-alcohol level at.082 and.084, above the Florida legal limit of.08.

Taylor, who officials said had been smoking cigars and smelled of booze, flunked a roadside sobriety test. While he was being processed following the accident, the 1986 NFL MVP admitted he probably had "too much" to drink before he chose to drive. He has admitted to drug and alcohol abuse during his career and was suspended from the league for 30 days in 1988.

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Taylor also had problems with drugs and alcohol in the past, including leaving the scene of a crash in 2009. According to the Sun-Sentinel, he pleaded guilty in 2011 to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute, admitted he had sex in a NY hotel with an underage prostitute he thought was 19.

In 2011, he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute and had to register as a sex offender.

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Ex-NFL/UNC player Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to Florida DUI