Broward County

Lawrence Taylor’s wife arrested in Broward on domestic violence charge

Lawrence Taylor
Lawrence Taylor

NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor found himself in a domestic violence situation Thursday night — as a victim.

Pembroke Pines Police arrested Miami native Lynette Taylor on a charge of domestic violence battery and resisting an officer without violence. Her bond was set at $2,500.

According to a Channel 10 report, the arrest report says Lynette Taylor fired an object at her husband that caused a three-inch wound to the back of his head. The arrest report also accused her of belligerence as officers tried to arrest her.

Taylor, who made the pass rushing outside linebacker a glamour position during his 1981-93 NFL career, was a 10-time All-Pro, NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times and helped the New York Giants win two Super Bowls. While a superstar prime-time athlete, Taylor’s off-the-field life has been tumultuous. Between dominant performances on Sundays, Taylor indulged in substance abuse. After his retirement, he’s been convicted of failing to file a tax return and, after sex with a 16-year-old in a hotel room, sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal