Boomer Responds To LT’s Rant; ‘I Don’t Back Down On Anything I Said’
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Former Giants legend Lawrence Taylor had some harsh things to say about WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason on Monday.
Esiason appeared on “LT: The Life & Times,” a documentary on Showtime about the Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker.
While providing commentary, Esiason opined that the Giants and coach Bill Parcells coddled Taylor, whose notoriously wild life has been well-documented.
LT didn’t appreciate Esiason’s take, to say the least.
“What the hell you got Boomer Esiason on something that — a piece you do of me?” Taylor told host Sid Rosenberg on 640 WMEN radio. “We can’t stand each other, he don’t know a f— about me. What the hell’s he doing on it?”
He didn’t stop there.
“First of all, Boomer’s a d—head,” Taylor continued. “Hey, listen … Don’t give me that holier than thou s—. I don’t wanna hear that s— … He gets off on it. He’s still talking about me. I ain’t talking about him.”
Esiason, who has discussed Taylor’s issues on various platforms over the last decade or so, responded to LT’s harsh words on “Boomer and Carton in the Morning” on Tuesday.
“Never did I think I would see (d—head) actually next to my name in a newspaper, but that’s just the way it works — the swings and arrows that we all have to endure in the business in which we work,” Esiason said. “I’ve been down this road 10 years ago, and I’m down it again. It’s unfortunate.”
The WFAN co-host also maintained that despite the belief that the two former players despise each other, Esiason doesn’t hate Taylor.
“The only thing about where LT is wrong is I don’t hate LT,” Esiason said. “He may think I hate him. I don’t hate him. And what I do hate, is I hate the fact that he wrote the book, and he basically trashed the Giants, Parcells, (Bill) Belichick and everything else.”
“The NFL Today” analyst also stuck to his guns, not retracting what he said on the documentary.
“I don’t back down on anything that I said,” Esiason said. “I tried to be as understanding and as supportive of the addictions that he had, and recognize — because of my time with Stanley Wilson in Cincinnati — that people in that situation aren’t who they really are. They just aren’t. They’re taken over by the drug.”
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