Former New York Giants and University of North Carolina linebacker Lawrence Taylor has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge in Florida. In exchange, he reportedly will be on 12 months of probation and have his driver's license suspended for nine months.
Tayor was arrested on September 2, 2016, after crashing his Bentley convertible into two vehicles, including a Florida Highway Patriot trooper's patrol auto, while driving under the influence of alcohol near Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Besides that, Taylor will also have to do community service and pay $1,476 in court costs and fines. There were no injuries in the crash.
According to Whigham, investigators said Taylor blew a.082 and.084 on Breathalyzer tests, surpassing the legal limit for intoxication of.08 after he allegedly crashed into two vehicles.More news: Verizon makes Oath after completing Yahoo deal
Taylor, 58, lives in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
One of the most prolific pass rushers in National Football League history, Taylor has struggled with legal issues since retiring in 1993.
In Taylor's 13 seasons with the NY Giants he made Pro Bowl 10 times, was a two-time Super Bowl champ, and three-time NFL Defensive Player of the year. He pleaded guilty in 2011 to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute under the age of 18.
In that case, the 57-year-old was sentenced to six years of probation.