Civil trial commences against Lawrence Taylor

AP

In 2010, Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor faced charges of statutory rape, for having sex with an underaged prostitute.  Taylor pleaded guilty to reduced charges, and he’s serving a sentence of six years of probation.

But the plea deal didn’t resolve civil charges.  The woman sued Taylor for for sexual assault, and the trial commenced on Tuesday in New York, according to the Associated Press.

Taylor’s lawyer denies that any violence was involved, calling the lawsuit a “money grab.”  The victim testified on Tuesday that the encounter was “rough and painful.”

Taylor faces compensatory and punitive damages.  Unlike a criminal case, he will not be protected by the Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.  Thus, to win, he’ll have to tell his version of the events under oath.

16 responses to “Civil trial commences against Lawrence Taylor

  1. on the field – the most dominant defensive player of his era.
    off the field – a major embarrassment to the giants organization, players and fans.

  2. I will never forget the force of this HOF LB, and his incrediable effort as a player no one player could stop!
    BUT, like you and I, you have consequences to face when you act like a fool, going insane, instead of your brain!
    Athough I see a set-up for $$$, it does not condone his actions, and yes, it bothers me!
    THE GT GIANT

  3. Sadly ironic is this tail that brings about a “Civil Trial” and separates Lawrence Taylor from being a cellmate with Jerry Sandusky.

    *This would have been more complete if LT went to Penn State (LB U) instead of North Carolina.

  4. He played high on cocaine every game and the NFL puts him in the HOF, what a disgrace. Both he and Lewis should have done jail time, instead of being allowed to make big money and be idolized; two scum buzzards. Dick Butkus was the greatest Linebacker of all time, playing without steroids or drugs that make you feel like superman.

  5. Great player without a doubt (cocaine enhanced play mind you) but he sounds like a creep . He would of bee banned for usage in today’s era. I’m not saying what he did was right (unless it was in nevada where prostitution is legal). But, john’s don’t usually card their tricks do they? She already got what she should, a plea from LT. Sounds like a money grab pure and simple from a gold-digger.

  6. Wow? Dumb moves LT makes off the field…but how can a prostitute young are not sue for anything that involves damages? Hasn’t she damaged and hurt her ownself by the choices shes making in life? Not holding LT up but that sounds like nothing but a new money plot for her..mind you her job of choice..so she knows how to game ppl for money and lie for a fast dollar! Im just saying!

  7. raiderinva says:
    Oct 23, 2012 11:06 PM
    Sadly ironic is this tail that brings about a “Civil Trial” and separates Lawrence Taylor from being a cellmate with Jerry Sandusky.

    *This would have been more complete if LT went to Penn State (LB U) instead of North Carolina.
    ***************************************************

    That’s so ignorant it’s amazing.

    How the hell can you even BEGIN to compare the two?

  8. As a Skins fan, this guy was an absolute nightmare to go up against. I’ve never seen anyone since him dominate in that way. I don’t know if anyone can match what he did, especially with rule changes…

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