Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to DUI, avoids jail time

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Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to DUI, avoids jail time

Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Monday to a DUI charge in South Florida but has avoided jail time in his latest run-in with the law, Palm Beach County Court records show.

The former Giants great, 58, received 12 months probation and must pay almost $1,500 in fines and court costs as a result of the Sept. 2. incident in which he sideswiped a motorhome and police car near Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., the New York Daily News reported.

Taylor also must enroll in DUI courses, install an ignition interlock device on his car and perform 75 hours of community service.

He played 13 seasons for the Giants, winning two Super Bowls and the 1986 NFL MVP award, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. But his adult life, both before and after his retirement in 1993, has been dotted with legal troubles.