(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor won the lawsuit against him Friday that tried to hold him accountable for having sex with a 16-year-old girl in a New York hotel room.
Taylor gave a thumbs-up to a friend in the spectator area when the jury announced its verdict.
NFL Hall of Famer acknowledged he had sex in 2010 with a prostitute, but he denied that he ignored obvious signs she was a teen runaway in distress.
The woman, now 19, claimed that an abusive pimp forced her to have sex with Taylor for $300. She sued Taylor, seeking unspecified damages. The encounter occurred in a hotel room in Montebello, just north of New York City.