Taylor pleads not guilty to rape charge

Updated: July 14, 2010, 2:16 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday morning in a Rockland County Court to charges of statutory rape and solicitation stemming from a May 6 arrest in a New York hotel.

Holding his wife Lynette's hand as he walked to a waiting car after the hearing, Taylor was asked if he looked forward to his day in court.

"Hopefully it don't go that far," the 51-year-old Taylor said.

Taylor is accused of soliciting a prostitute ...

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