Lawrence, 51, who competed on the hit ABC show's eighth season, is alleged to have raped a 15-year-old girl, who authorities believe was a runaway from New York City and was being controlled by a pimp, authorities tell the Journal News.
Police say the former Giants linebacker, who was taken into custody at a Holiday Inn in Montebello, N.Y., is expected to be arraigned on third-degree rape charges because the victim is a minor. A news conference has been scheduled for 3 p.m. ET to discuss the case.
The Giants and the NFL had no immediate comment.