By Larry GLicken

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. On July 7th the son of NFL great Lawrence Taylor was arrested and charged with rape and child molestation. One of the charges the former Giants line-backer’s son will face is aggravated statutory sodomy .

You may recall some years back Lawrence Taylor was arrested on a charge that he raped a underage prostitute. Taylor plead guilty to counts of patronizing a prostitute and sexual misconduct. He was sentenced to six years probation and forced to register as a sex offender.

Now only 3 years later his son Lawrence Taylor Jr. is facing charges himself. When LT was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999, it was Taylor Jr. who gave the introductory speech. Now he better think of what kind of speech he will be giving a judge.

The father and son combo is turning out to be some kind of team. Lawrence Taylor may have been one of the best line-backers the NFL and the New York Giants have ever seen, but there is a lot to learn about how to act off the field and how to set a good example for his son.

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