Football legend Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Monday to driving while under the influence after he sideswiped a cop car and a motor home in Florida last year.
The 58-year-old former Giants linebacker will get a year of probation and must pay roughly $1,500 in fines and court fees as a result of the Sept. 2. crash. He also must enroll in DUI courses, perform 75 hours of community service and install an ignition interlock on his car.
The Hall of Famer was driving a 2010 Bentley in Palm Beach Gardens, about an hour north of Miami, when he hit the two vehicles as he tried to merge onto the Florida Turnpike from an on-ramp, according to a court records. No one was injured.
Taylor, who officials said had been smoking cigars and smelled of booze, flunked a roadside sobriety test. Almost five hours after the crash, his blood-alcohol content measured at 0.082%, above the legal limit of 0.08%, according to his arrest report. When asked if he had been drinking, he responded, “Apparently too much,” the report reads.
Taylor, who lives in Pembroke Pines, played his entire career with the Giants, winning two Super Bowls before retiring after the 1993 season.
An admitted cocaine user, Taylor has had several run-ins with the law since retiring from the NFL.
In 2010, he pleaded guilty to patronizing a prostitute and having sex with a minor.
A jury later ruled in Taylor’s favor after a teen prostitute filed a civil suit against him, alleging that the gridiron legend forced himself on her.