Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday morning and later in the day was facing charges of third-degree rape after a 15-year-old girl who allegedly met with Taylor in a Montebello, N.Y., hotel was treated for injuries at a hospital. –KA

The New York Times:

“She was a runaway since March and there was a pimp involved,” Mr. St. Lawrence told the Journal News. “She got punched in the face. We’re not sure who did it.”

The police have scheduled a news conference for 3 p.m. to discuss the case, and have said Mr. Taylor will be arraigned on third-degree rape charges this afternoon because the victim is a minor.

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