Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor took the stand in the second day of his civil trial Wednesday and well, he certainly didn’t shy from answering questions about his extracurricular pursuits.
Taylor, who was arrested in 2010 for paying for sex with a then 16-year-old girl, is being sued by the now 19-year-old woman for unspecified damages.
According to the New York Daily News, the 53-year-old Taylor was frankly honest about his desire to keep seeing call girls, despite still being on probation.
“I know I’m 50-plus years old. I still like the chase, but I like to stack the deck in my favor,” he said. “I don’t like to work too hard.”
As the entire sleazy story details,Taylor met the woman and many others through a friend of his driver known as “Fat Boy.” Of course he did.
The New York Post also has more details on Taylor’s testimony, if you feel like reading more of his raunchy admissions about the encounter with the teenager.
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has had negligible impact amid limited opportunities to help his 2-3 team this season. If he’s harboring any frustration over his role as struggling Mark Sanchez’s backup, he’s been careful to mask it,
And now this.
Though Tebow never strays from the high road, a Hall of Famer took a low one while offering him some advice on Showtime’s Inside the NFL on Wednesday night.
During a segment called “Dear Insiders” often a tongue-in-cheek bit near the show’s end host James Brown asked Lawrence Taylor a made-up question which read: “(Dear Lawrence,) Like you, I’m a clean-living, hard-hitting, good ol’ southern boy trying to make it in The Big Apple. What was the secret to your success? Thanks in advance, (signed) Tim from the Meadowlands.”
Taylor, who appeared on the show to promote an upcoming NFL Films documentary about his life called The Life & Times, suggested sex as a cure-all.
“I would say he would have to go to church, Temple — wherever he goes — find a nice girl,” said Taylor, who added some more colorful language. “I mean marry her if he has to … but he’s got to get some of that pressure off.”
Brown and co-hosts Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth reacted to Taylor’s response with some mixture of chuckles and groans with Simms (Taylor’s New York Giants teammate for 13 seasons) saying, “As you soon as you said Tim Tebow, I knew this was not gonna be good.”
Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl XXV ring has sold and Osi Umenyiora isn’t the new owner of the jewelry.
Taylor’s ring sold Sunday night at auction by the firm SCP Auctions. Umenyiora had said if he got 1 million Twitter followers he would step up and purchase the ring to return to the former Giants star. When Umenyiora, who started the day with less than 30,000 followers realized that was impossible, he lowered his aim to 500,000. Needless to say, he finished more than 400,000 short of his goal.
Taylor’s ring sold for $230,401 at the auction as there were 30 total bids. Taylor’s son is the one who sold the ring via the auction house.
Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor is in trouble once again. According to the New York Post, Taylor is facing a federal sex trafficking lawsuit stemming from the 2010 incident during which he was caught with a 16-year-old prostitute in Suffern, N.Y.
In May 2010, the Hall of Famer was arrested at a Hollday Inn after being caught with the young girl. He was originally charged with third-degree rape for having sex with the teenage girl who was brought to the hotel against her will by a pimp. Taylor would later plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute. He would also be declared a low-risk sex offender.
After being sentenced to six years of probation, Taylor appeared on Studio B with Shepherd Smith to discuss the incident and his feelings about prostitution, noting that it’s “the oldest profession in the world.”
In this latest development in the case, the victimized girl from the 2010 incident is suing Taylor for punitive and compensatory damages.
In the complaint filed, the plaintiff claims that Taylor proceeded to engage in sex acts with her even though he was aware that she was being forced into the situation by the pimp, Rasheed Davis, under threat of violence.
“Taylor, a 51-year-old former professional football player who is 6’3” and approximately 240 pounds, forced himself on Ms. Fierro, a slight teenager who was not only visibly injured, shaken and crying, but expressly told him she did not want to engage in sex and tried to push his enormous body off hers.”
The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $75,000 and the girl, now 18, is being represented by high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred.
After getting sentenced to six years probation for sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute on Monday, Lawrence Taylor went on Studio B with Shepard Smith and talked about his arrest last year. Smith asked the former NFL star, who was arrested in May of last year and accused of third-degree rape, how he ended up soliciting the 16-year-old’s services.
“I made a phone call to a friend of mine and he made a phone call,” Taylor said.
The host asked if Taylor told his friend to find him somebody, which caused the ex-New York Giant to go into a rant about prostitution.
“It’s the world of prostitution. You never know what you’re going to get,” he said. “If it was going to be a pretty girl, ugly girl.”
Taylor, who pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges in January, went on to say that he doesn’t card prostitutes or ask for their birth certificates.
“It’s not that I solicit prostitutes often. Yes, I have been around for a lot of years. I’ve been in New York for a lot of years,” he said. “I’m not looking for a relationship. I don’t want a relationship. Sometimes I look for some company.”
When asked if he doesn’t mind paying for it, Taylor said he doesn’t because “it’s all clean.”
“I’m not saying it’s right, but it’s the oldest profession in the world,” he said.
Taylor also said he has used services before and it’s “one of those crimes” that you never think about because “everybody does it.”
Just a little over a week ago former New York Giants linebacker and Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor reminisced about putting down 41 Coors Lights on his draft night, his name is back in the news but for all the wrong reason once again as he’s been arrested for rape a 15-year-old girl.
Taylor, 51, was taken into custody by the Town of Ramapo police, after being accused of raping someone in the Holiday Inn Holidome Hotel in Suffern, New York. Details surrounding the rape have not yet been released other than the location and that it occurred early this morning.
He is being charged with third-degree rape, which involves having intercourse with a minor. Ramapo authorities say the alleged victim was also beaten at the hotel and treated at a hospital.A news conference is expected later Thursday afternoon where police will reveal more details.
Taylor, affectionately known by his fans as “L.T.,” spent his entire career with the Giants and is considered one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history retired in 1993.
The two-time Super Bowl champion has had a troubled past. He admitted to using cocaine in the past and was suspended by the NFL on several occasions for failing drug tests.
In 2001, Taylor was convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia in New Jersey. The conviction stemmed from the September 1998 discovery in a hotel room of a butane torch and other materials commonly used to smoke crack.
In 1996 and 1997, he was arrested in South Carolina and Florida on drug charges. In those cases, he either admitted his guilt or agreed to enter a pretrial intervention program.
In 2000, he drew five years of federal probation for filing false tax returns and for tax evasion. Last November he was charged in Florida with leaving the scene of an accident