Hall of Famer Taylor arrested in Florida

Updated: November 9, 2009, 11:42 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor has been released on bond following his arrest in a Miami-area traffic accident.

According to Miami-Dade County jail records, Taylor was charged Sunday with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, a second-degree misdemeanor. He was released on $500 bond later that night. It was not immediately clear if Taylor has an attorney.

A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman says Taylor was involved in a hit-and-run crash Sunday in Hialeah. Taylor told investigators he thought he had hit a guard rail. There were no injuries and troopers did not conduct a sobriety test.

Taylor is a former New York Giants linebacker. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. He also competed in ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" this year.

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