Taylor: I Didn’t Pick Up Underage Prostitute On ‘Playground’

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Defiant ex-Giants great Lawrence Taylor, hours after receiving six years’ probation for sexual misconduct and having sex with an underage prostitute on Tuesday, told Fox News’ Shepard Smith the girl “wasn’t hiding behind no school bus.”

Taylor was arrested last year after the girl’s uncle contacted New York City police. The ex-athlete was originally charged with third-degree rape.

“I didn’t go pick her up on no playground,” Taylor told Smith.

Taylor said that the girl told him she was 19. She was 16 — under the age of consent — when she met Taylor last May.

“This was a working girl who came into my room. She told me she was 19. It is what it is,” said Taylor. “I don’t card them. I don’t ask them for a birth certificate.”


Taylor admitted having intercourse with the girl, who turned out to be a Bronx runaway. He said he paid her $300.

“I made a phone call to a friend and he made a phone call,” Taylor said. “It’s the world of prostitution. You never know what you’re going to get.”

The former linebacker must register as a sex offender, but a hearing on exactly how that will affect him was postponed to April 12. Taylor told Fox News that he has solicited prostitutes in the past.

“I have used the services before. It’s one of those crimes you never think you’re going to get busted,” Taylor said. “I don’t have to worry about your feelings. It’s all clean. I’m not saying it’s right, but it’s the oldest profession in the world.”

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The girl, now 17, has been identified in court only by the initials C.F. She said on Tuesday that Taylor “should be in the hall of shame, not the Hall of Fame.”

“I believe Mr. Taylor could see my face and how young I was,” she said. “I did what he told me to do because I was afraid what would happen if I didn’t.”

She added, her voice breaking, “I am upset that he will not go to jail for what he did to me.”

Did you catch LT’s interview? Sound off about it in the comments below…

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  • jeff miller

    I wish LT would have picked me instead of the girl.

  • Robin Amy Bass

    I thought he did pay for what he did to her…$300 bucks wasn’t it?

  • LT

    I guess I shoulda “e-verified” her ass, huh.

  • Trishe


    • chop

      so true she knew what she was doing she was 16 not 6

  • Norm

    I read that some men (and women) pay for sex because A) they don’t want have a emotional attachment with anyone and B) some people like the sense of control it gives them.

  • Justme

    In this day and age why on earth would anyone have sex with someone who has sexual relations with Lord knows how many other people?

  • kendra

    something don,t sound right to me it sounds sort of made up to me…..and she might have know what she was getting into that is y she did what she did….just terrible but does not give him the right to solicit prostututes…..and doesn,t he have daughters…nasty old dirtbag..

  • Steverino

    ‘Prositutes are prostitutes no matter what age they are’?? Really. I don’t think he knew how old she was and 16 can definitely pass for much older, but there IS a difference when it’s a 12 or 13 year old sex slave who was sold into or is doing it because if she doesn’t she will be beaten or killed. There are plenty of young girls trafficked into this country from Asia and Eastern Europe who are abused and threatened and manipulated into this. They are tracked and imprisoned and literally slaves. This girl is probably a broken person too, and if the blithe posters on this board had the kind of life she had, they wouldn’t be where they are, but that said, she is a victim, but Taylor also is a victim too, of an America that hates and loathes sex and criminalizes prostitution, something which is most 1st world countries is a consensual act that everyone realizes is the oldest profession for a reason.
    If it was legal, like it should be, it would be regulated and controlled and situations like this simply would not occur. It’s like alcohol. No one buys black market vodka. Taylor would have had intercourse with an 18-21 year adult and this would never have come about.


  • DaTruth

    come on people why are we being such ignorants prostitutes are prostitutes no matter what age they are, if you are humping for money so let it be. am just wondering…what happened to the other customers that had sex with? are they also being dragged to court too? or was she just waiting to F*&k a famous athlete or a superstar to cash in or to finally say that she was under age? and what ever happened to her pimp? i hope hes is gona get it the worse. it seems to me that taylor is paying for it all i guess the law takes down the ones who have fame and money first and lets the reall pieaces a sh#@t free? or its all about the money.

    • Trishe

      I agree. She is a GOLDOGGER!!

      • Lamont Sanford


        Oh, Snap!

  • BigEz

    This girl is equally responsible for this situation.

    • jeff miller

      i am sorry to hear you were repeatedly dropped on your head as a child. Taylor is a pig and you are a dope!

      • BigEz

        Jeff – clearly your an ignorant individual. Now run a long and get a life.

      • RALPH


      • jeff miller

        Okay big dope, i ‘ll run along but just one question please. Is L.T. your favorite rapist? You jock sniffing losers are hilarious. Me get a life?? look in the mirror.

  • Michelle

    Maybe he’ll think twice about paying for sex in the future. I’m sorry, but you cannot tell the difference between 16 and 19 these days. She was a runaway trying to make some money. Everything about the situation is wrong, but I think it’s crazy that he has to register as a sexual predator.

  • pugphan

    She ran away from home, why didn’t she run away from her pimp, and go to the cops. In some states 16 is old enough to get married. In NY it’s 14, with parental consent. So she knew what she was doing. Methinks she’s looking to file a civil suit and get some spendoodits. smokersodysseycom. I really don’t like hoes, but
    some divos can’t seem to get it any other way for shame. Bunch of insecure mofoes!

  • Ralph Cuccurullo

    I wonder if he would have the same opiinion if it was his daughter. Although it sounds like he’s still in the grips of his addiction..he’s actions and comments are those of a dirtbag…..

    • Ralph


  • J

    An under-aged prostitute! Listen to how that sounds. LT should have gotten zero. A “prostitute”, a “prostitute.” She was a hoe, a purveyor of filth and if she is; she is still a hoe. Since the media has called her a prostitute, then I’ll call her a hoe.

  • Stephanie

    Underage prostitution is a serious problem in this county. That is why there are laws protecting children that state they cannot legally give consent. He is an adult, and he should have known better. Just looking at her, you can tell she is not 19. I don’t care who you are or what you do. The only reason he is not in jail is because of who he is. HE is wrong in this situation-NOT the victim. And James, you are the one that is ignornant here. Why don’t you pick up a book and do some research about underage prostitution and wake up to the reality of it.

    • RUSTY


    • http://thetrickster.wordpress.com/ thetrickster

      Underage prostitution is a huge problem. But this girl was more scared of LT than her pimp? Gimme a break. Pimps are legendary controlling their workers through emotional and sexual abuse. Why are we not hearing about this pimp who turned this underaged runaway into a sex slave? Also… your point about always being able to tell the age of a girl is way off. Nowadays with the way girls dress its hard to find indicators like you used to on how old a girl is. She’s dressing like a woman and saying she’s a woman. And from a biological sense, a man senses if a woman can conceive which is technically what makes a woman. It’s ingrained in us. It might be illegal for a grown man to have sex with a 16 year old but his biology will tell him different. And while there are laws that should protect this girl and LT should get some jail time for this I think the emphasis here is too much on the John and not on the pimp who turned this girl from a runaway to a prostitute. Personally, my belief is that prostitution should be legalized so that Johns who need to pay for sex can do so safely and not have to worry about having sex with minors and contracting diseases. It would also help ease the illegal sex trage in this country which is bordering on an epidemic.

  • Barbara

    I really think this girl is trying to shake him down for extra money in a lawsuit. That’s honestly what I think this is all about. Very skeptical about this girl’s story.

  • James Keen

    Oh what ever, the girl knew what she was doing. you don’t show up for an appointment with a john and expect not to have sex. Yes she was underage but she has as much a hand in this as he did to say otherwise is to blind yourself for personal moral reasons, your opinion but it’s just ignorant..

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