Lawrence Taylor's mugshot - May 6, 2010

*TMZ.com has spoken to the wife of Lawrence Taylor, who believes her husband has been set up and the rape allegations against him are “all bullsh*t.”

Lynette Taylor, the NFL vet’s third wife, questions the timing of the accusations against her husband, which comes just days after he was featured on the A&E documentary called “Fame and Recovery,” a program she believes “made him out to be a monster.”

Because the victim was 16 and underage, Taylor was officially charged with third-degree rape in addition to patronizing a prostitute in the third degree. He posted $75,000 bail and is due back in court on June 10.

TMZ reports, “Lynette wouldn’t expand on who she thought could be behind such a plot, but she was adamant that the timing of the show and the arrest were no coincidence.”