4:21 PM PT — Taylor’s attorney, Arthur Aidala, tells us … “Lawrence Taylor has been compliant with all of the rules and regulations regarding his legal status for the past decade. Sadly he is in the middle of a divorce and his local police department suggested it would be best if he slept at a nearby hotel.”
“Mr. Taylor was constantly a resident of the marital home where he was registered, but on advice of local law enforcement he was sleeping outside the home. We are confident that this will be dismissed at the first court hearing.”
1:52 PM PT — Court records, obtained by TMZ Sports, show Taylor has been hit with two felony charges of failure to register as a sexual offender.
NFL legend Lawrence Taylor was arrested in Florida on Thursday … TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The former New York Giants superstar was booked at around 8:45 PM ET and released hours later, jail records show. The 62-year-old posed for a mug shot before his release.
Details surrounding the arrest are unclear — we’re working on it — but according to a spokesperson for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor was booked on charges of sex offender violations.
As we previously reported, Lawrence was declared a sex offender back in 2011 … after he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute.
In the case, Taylor was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl … though he said at the time he thought she was 19.
Due to his status as a sex offender, Taylor is required to be on top of several things … including letting law enforcement know of any residence or name changes.
Of course, Taylor is no stranger to run-ins with the law … the former football player has been arrested several times in his life, including multiple times in the late 1990s after he allegedly tried to buy drugs from undercover police officers.