Lawrence Taylor: Registered sex offender


Lawrence Taylor: Registered sex offender

By Jon Fucile

Do you remember that episode of South Park where Johnny Cochran used the Chewbaca Defense in court?

The thought of that actually happening in real life is so ridiculous that it makes the scene that much funnier. No one would ever say something that ridiculous in real life. Well, almost no one.

Soon to be registered sex offender Lawrence Taylor had an interview with Fox discussing his recently settled trial where he was busted for soliciting an underage prostitute and received six years probation. Hes probably singing this song right now.

Like most professional athletes he deflected the blame away from himself and instead said the problem is prostitution itself.

"I'm not the cause of prostitution. And sometimes I make mistakes and I may go out there, but I didn't pick her up at no playground. Taylor told Fox.

"It's the world of prostitution," he said to Fox. "You never know what you're gonna get. Is it gonna be a pretty girl, an ugly girl or whatever it's gonna be."

Yup, you saw it. Digging up old and worn out Forrest Gump jokes for this guy.

Taylor claims the girl told him she was 19. Oh really? Well, free pass then buddy! High five!

"You can only ask," Taylor told Fox. "I don't card them. I don't ask for birth certificate."

Maybe you should. You couldnt tell by looking at her that she may be a bit young Lawrence? She was reportedly just sixteen at the time. Sixteen year old girls, in general, tend to look really young.

Mr. Taylor probably shouldve known trouble was afoot when he called to set up a meeting with the prostitute and the person on the other end said Well send her over as soon as she finishes her third period French test!

As least Lawrence put a little romance into the conversation when he talked to Fox.

"I'm not looking for a relationship. Hey, sometimes I look for some company. It's all clean. I don't have to worry about your feelings. It's all clean. I'm not saying it's right. It's the oldest profession in the world."

Oh. Well, when you put it that way it just sounds normal. Apparently order a prostitute is just as easy as ordering a pizza when it comes to Lawrence Taylor.

Taylor seemed more upset that the got caught rather than the fact that he ordered a prostitute, one that was underage. He played the woe is me card and said things like this just happen and that now he has to answer to his wife. Here is an easy solution for you in the future Lawrence.just dont solicit prostitutes! When you get that urge, go play Xbox or something.

If youre a professional athlete and youre hooking up with prostitutes youre extra dumb. Youre famous. You have tons of money. You think no one is going to ever find out? Come on.

I guess Lawrences gig as a high school bus driver is off now?

Yeah, probably.

Patriots list nine as questionable, including Bennett, Edelman and Collins


Patriots list nine as questionable, including Bennett, Edelman and Collins

FOXBORO -- The Patriots listed nine players on their injury report after Friday's practice, deeming them all "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Steelers. 

The most notable names on the list are those of tight end Martellus Bennett, linebacker Jamie Collins and receiver Julian Edelman.

Bennett and Collins have been listed on the injury report since before last weekend's win over the Bengals. Bennett was able to play through his ankle issue, whereas Collins dealt with a hip injury that kept him out. Edelman, meanwhile, has been on the injury report since prior to New England's Week 5 win over Cleveland, but he has played in 81 percent of his team's offensive snaps over the last two weeks.

Patriots rookie linebacker Elandon Roberts, who has opened some eyes with his play over the course of the last two weeks, is also listed as questionable due to an ankle issue. Bill Belichick's club could be left thin at the linebacker level should both Roberts and Collins be at all limited, potentially leaving Barkevious Mingo, Rob Ninkovich and Shea McClellin to see more time next to Dont'a Hightower as off-the-line 'backers. 


TE Martellus Bennett (ankle)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Jamie Collins (hip)
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
DL Woodrow Hamilton (shoulder)
LB Shea McClellin (concussion)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring)
LB Elandon Roberts (ankle)
DL Vincent Valentine (back)


T Marcus Gilbert (ankle)
DE Cameron Heyward (hamstring)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (left knee)
S Shamarko Thomas (groin)
C Cody Wallace (knee)
WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder)
RB DeAngelo Williams (knee)

Smart yet to be ruled out of Celtics’ opener


Smart yet to be ruled out of Celtics’ opener

WALTHAM, Mass. – Marcus Smart remains out with a left ankle sprain injury sustained earlier this week, but has yet to be ruled out for the season opener against Brooklyn next week.

An MRI came back negative on Smart’s ankle, which was good news.

But there’s still a high level of uncertainty as to whether Smart will heal in time for the team’s opener at home against Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

He sprained the left ankle in the second quarter of a 121-96 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday when he stepped on the foot of Knicks guard Justin Holiday.

Smart fell to the floor and was helped to his feet by teammates Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas in addition to the team’s head trainer Ed Lacerte.

The Celtics are indeed hopeful he will heal in time to play next week, but league sources indicate it’s doubtful due to the nature of the injury and Smart’s history with left ankle sprains.

He sustained one in his rookie season and it kept him out for several weeks and he has had a few minor ankle sprains since then.

Even if he shows signs of being healthy enough to play prior to the opener, the Celtics are likely to be overly cautious to best insure that when he does return he does not re-aggravate the ankle.

Smart appeared in all seven preseason games for the Celtics this season, averaging 8.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Smart shot 42 percent from the field, but struggled mightily from 3-point range while connecting on just 13.6 percent of his 3-point shot attempts.

If Smart is unable to play in the opener or potentially longer, look for the Celtics to lean heavily on Terry Rozier who has been the breakout performer for Boston in the summer and in camp.

“I’m just trying to do whatever they need me to do, to help us win games,” Rozier told “I’m feeling good, real good about where my game’s at now. Obviously we’re a better team in every way, with Marcus out there. But if he’s not ready to go, the next man up has to get the job done. If that’s me, it’s me. I’ll be ready.”