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Did Lawrence Taylor do jail time? What does Lawrence Taylor do now?

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Lawrence Taylor is an American former professional football player who spent his entire career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League.

Lawrence Taylor #56, Linebacker the New York Giants during the National Football Conference West game against the Los Angeles Rams on 12 November1989 at the Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California, United States. The Rams won the game 31 – 10. (Photo by Mike Powell/Allsport/Getty Images)

Lawrence Julius Taylor, nicknamed “L.T.”, was born on February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia, the United States as the eldest of three sons born to Clarence and Iris Taylor.

Lawrence Taylor’s father worked as a dispatcher at the Newport News shipyards, while his mother was a schoolteacher. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1977 and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

At the University of North Carolina, Lawrence Taylor served as a team captain. He was drafted by the NFL’s New York Giants in the first round as the 2nd pick overall in the 1981 NFL Draft.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 3: Linebacker Lawrence Taylor #56 of the New York Giants in this portrait sitting on his helmet December 3, 1990 before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Taylor played for the Giants from 1981-93. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Lawrence Taylor made history as one of only two defensive players in the history of the NFL (the other one being Alan Page in 1971 to have ever won the NFL MVP award. He is widely regarded as the best defensive player of his generation, as well as one of the greatest defensive players of all time.

Did Lawrence Taylor do jail time?

No, Lawrence Taylor did not do jail time. He was arrested in 2010 for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. In 2011, he pleaded guilty in New York to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute.

The misdemeanour charges carried no jail time but required Lawrence Taylor to register as a sex offender. Court records also showed that he had been sentenced to 12 months of probation.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – CIRCA 1986: Linebacker Lawrence Taylor #56 of the New York Giants in this portrait circa 1986 at Giant Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Taylor played for the Giants from 1981-93. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

At the sentencing in April 2011, Lawrence Taylor was given Level 1 sex offender status, which is the lowest of the three levels of sex offenders.

What does Lawrence Taylor do now?

Lawrence Taylor is presently living in South Florida with his third wife. Following his retirement, Lawrence Taylor worked as a colour commentator on sporting events and even pursued an acting career.

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