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PRO FOOTBALL

Hall of Famer Taylor indicted on rape charge

Pro football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was indicted Wednesday by a suburban New York grand jury on charges of third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute.

The indictment follows his May 6 arrest at a Holiday Inn in Ramapo, N.Y., where prosecutors say he paid a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him.

Taylor, 51, had been charged previously in Ramapo Town Court, but the indictment transfers the case to Rockland County. He is scheduled to appear July 13.

The former New York Giants linebacker also was indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, and sexual abuse and criminal sexual act in the third degree. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted. He has denied the charges.

Taylor, a 10-time Pro Bowler, anchored the Giants' defense and led them to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991. . . .

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Marc Bulger, pending him passing a physical. Bulger, 33, spent the previous nine years of his career with the St. Louis Rams and the two-time Pro Bowler is expected to compete to be the backup to Joe Flacco.

Bulger fought a series of injuries last season and played in only nine games before placing in injured reserve on Dec. 26.

HIGH SCHOOLS

All-Met Player of the Year Denny McCarthy of Georgetown Prep shot three consecutive rounds of 70 or better and finished 11 under par to win the Frank Emmet Schoolboy Championship at Montgomery Country Club.

McCarthy, a three-time All-Met who will be a senior this fall, shot 67-68-70 -- 205 on the par-72 course for a five-stroke victory over second-place Ryan Cole of Linganore.

Three-time All-Met Ben Warnquist, a rising senior at DeMatha was third at 211.


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