Twitterverse Tackles LT Story Like Pack Of Crazed DogsBy JOHN P. WISE
One Great Season
There's been no confirmation that the Cincinnati Bengals have reached out to Lawrence Taylor's agent, but it does seem possible that the NFL's most ferocious pass rusher will be wearing stripes at some point in the near future.
Taylor, 51, was charged with raping a 16-year-old girl at a New York hotel early Thursday morning, according to numerous published reports. The teen is a runaway who worked for a pimp, investigators told LoHud.com.
Taylor starred for the New York Giants from 1981-1993, leading a defensive unit nicknamed "The Big Blue Wrecking Crew" that helped the G-Men win two Super Bowl championships.
Taylor battled drug and alcohol addiction during his stellar NFL career and has had even more problems in the nearly two decades since he stopped terrorizing opposing offenses.
LT once told "60 Minutes" that he used to send prostitutes to the hotel rooms of opposing players on nights before games. It's doubtful those players were staying at Holiday Inn hotels, which is where LT allegedly raped the young girl.
NFL Films used to mike-up LT during games, sharing the linebacker's colorful in-game commentary for a curious television audience. One great LT quote came when he urged his defensive mates to play "like a pack of crazed dogs."
The Twitterverse was abuzz with LT talk once the story reached the masses shortly before 11 a.m. ET. Here's a sampling below:
+ @SpartyFriends: "Need to cancel that LT throwback jersey order."
+ @manderson180: "Girl prolly told LT she was 18 so she could sue him and get rich."
+ @WhitlockJason: "LT accusation isn't remotely about blows to the head. It's blow to the nose. And I'm not convicting him. But we r talking 15 yr old accuser."
+ @MatthewJHall: "If convicted, LT should be kicked out of the Hall of Fame (and imprisoned). No room for human trafficking in Canton."
+ @AJDaulerio: "Today we launch our 'Perfect Gentlemen' series about women who've had nice dates with pro athletes. First up was LT. Oh timing."
+ @DLSmooth82: "I think LaDainian Tomlison deserves the LT name now. Lawrence Taylor can now be known as R.Kelly."
+ @2slices: "No sure what's worse. Lawrence Taylor accused of raping someone or Lawrence Taylor only able to afford a room at the Holiday Inn."
+ @metsfanmurph: "Hey LT, it is not a good idea to look for dates at a Justin Bieber concert."
+ @PigsknLvngLady: "In other related news...Big Ben is pelvic thrusting in honor of LT."
+ @InTheBleachers: "And after this Lawrence Taylor news another father buys his kid a Tebow jersey."