Liguori: LT Enters The Hall Of Shame

By Ann Liguori
» More Columns

It pains me to devote any time or space talking or writing about Lawrence Taylor. The Hall of Shame linebacker has had so many chances in life and he continues to be pathetic.

Giants fans who defend him, who seem to hang on to his ‘star power’ and his legacy from  the glory years when LT dominated at his position need to get over him! The guy is the big ‘L’ – LOSER – in life!

It’s bad enough that he was only sentenced to six years of probation this past Tuesday for having sex with an underage girl last year. He then appears on FOX News, interviewed by Shepherd Smith and reveals more depths to his lameness.

Here are some of the shocking excerpts:

LT: It is what it is… My beef is not with her (the girl). My beef is not with the media… I’ll take my punishment like I should. My problem, (he laughs) my problem is at home with my wife…so that’s the only one I really have to answer to.”

Smith asked him: “How did it happen that you solicited her services through someone?”

LT: I had been on the road for 10-11 days, I came into town, made a phone call to a friend of mine and he made a phone call…“It’s the world of prostitution…you never know what you are going to get, whether it is going to be a pretty girl or an ugly girl (Smith  interjects …‘or a young girl.’)

LT continues: “You can only ask. No, I don’t card them, I don’t ask for birth certificates…”

Smith: “You mentioned your wife… do you solicit prostitutes often? Is your wife aware?”

“…I have been in NY for a lot of years…I am not looking for a relationship… Sometimes I look for some company… Then it’s all clean. I don’t have to worry about your feelings. I’m not saying it’s right… it’s the oldest profession in the world and it happens… If you want to stop prostitution, what are you going to do, close out every go-go bar in America? Open the phone book! You can start closing people down, there’s a thousand of them in there…”

“…I have used the services before. It’s one of those crimes that you never think about, that you never think you’re going to get busted because everybody does it, until you get busted then its more embarrassing than anything else.”

Smith: what will you tell your five- year-old son later?

LT: It’s all part that makes me who I am. I don’t run from it. I can’t run from it. He’ll be a better man for it. He will know some of the pitfalls you can fall into… women, drugs, whatever, you can fall into it.”

Smith: Have you solicited a prostitute since?

LT: “No, (laughing) I think that once you get caught up in something like this, it kind of kicks you out of the habit…

…What has kept me strong this  whole 11 months is  meeting people and fans who come up to me and say, literally, ‘ I am getting screwed…this is not right’…”

Wow – need I say more?

Just when your opinion of one of NY’s most legendary sports stars could not get any worse, what LT says in this interview, what he believes and how he says it, is so disturbing on so many levels (cheating on his wife, prostitution, having sex with an underage girl, being more embarrassed from ‘getting busted” and saying that HE is the one getting screwed, just to name a few), that there really is no more to say.

Time to move on Giants fans…you have a lot more worthwhile things to hold on to!


Be sure to visit Ann’s web site at and order her interviews on DVD with top personalities in sports.




One Comment

  1. Jerome Williams says:

    Lawrence Taylor may have been the best football player I ever got to watch, I don’t think I ever missed being at any of his home games. Having said that, his behavior since is unforgivable. Like so many top athletes, O.J. comes to mind, they grow up in a system in which they are essentially above the law. They don’t really have to go to school or study, there’s always someone there to get them out of trouble so they can play. Most people look the other way when they do ability enhancing or other drugs. It makes me sad to see a hero fall so far, but it won’t be the last.

  2. The Sports Rabbi says:

    Ann hits the nail right on the head here. NY Giants fans have seen their once treasured premiere player and idol to some crash. What is so disturning is that LT, A) has no remorse for his immorral and unethical actions, B) Does not understand that what he did was wrong, & C) Blames others for his actions.

    Giants fans, it’s time to move on from this once distinguished player and find a new hero. LT is long gone. How sad.

    1. Ann Liguori says:

      Thanks for your comments everyone…and a special hello to Josh, The Sports Rabbi!

  3. robert says:

    The Giants should ddissasociate themselves completely from this low-life. He’s a disgrace to the Giants legacy, just as Bonds is to the SF Giants. Any fan that would defend him is a total loser.

  4. Peter Burke says:

    Well said, the sad thing here is no fan needs to feel so compelled to defend their prized star athletes. While they may currently or in the past, have been incredible in their given sport, they are quite simply people. It is fairly safe to say that most athletes, most perhaps not all, couldnt care less what the fans think or how they may feel so inspired to rush to their defense. LT has proven that while this and other acts in his life, dont take away from him having been an awesome football player, it’s saga’s like this which make him even less of a man.

  5. Bruce Eagel says:

    You are so right…He had it all and now he should not hold his head up high, but he will…as long as there are others who feel like LT.

    1. Ann Liguori says:

      Good to hear from you Bruce…I know you deal with a lot of athletes…and probably appreciate the athletes who make wise decisions and set positive examples and use their influence in a positive way.

Comments are closed.

More From CBS New York

Get Our Morning Briefs

Watch & Listen LIVE