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Lawyer: No plea offer for Hall of Famer Taylor in rape case

NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Lawrence Taylor's lawyer says there's no plea offer on the table, at least now, in the rape case against the professional football great.

Taylor appeared Thursday in a suburban New York court on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute. He remains free on bail.

The 1986 NFL MVP is accused of paying $300 to have sex with the Bronx runaway in a suburban hotel room in May. He has pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.

Attorney Arthur Aidala says his client is calling the legal shots and is leaning toward going to trial. State Supreme Court Justice William Kelly is presiding over the case.

The linebacker led the New York Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991.

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