NFL Hall of Famer and Dancing with the Stars alum Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of rape involving a 16-year-old runaway.
The former New York Giants linebacker was placed under arrest at the Holidome Hotel in Montebello, N.Y. An arraignment is scheduled at 4/3c and formal charges will be filed upon the completion of the investigation, a spokesman for the Ramapo, N.Y., Police Department said.
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Taylor's attorney, Kenneth Gribetz, told The Associated Press that he is "confident" Taylor, 51, will be exonerated.
The Giants and NFL had no comment.
Taylor, who's had multiple run-ins with the law, led the Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991. A 10-time Pro Bowler, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.
He competed on Season 8 of Dancing
with Edyta Sliwinska
. They finished in seventh place.