NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor admits in court to paying for sex with prostitutes

Laura Byrne Contributor
Font Size:

Lawrence Taylor, retired New York Giants linebacker and NFL Hall of Fame inductee, admitted in court on Thursday that he pays for sex with prostitutes and will probably do it again.

“I still like the chase, but I like to stack the deck a little in my favor,” Taylor testified. “I like to enjoy somebody’s company, but I don’t want to work too hard.”

The civil trial against Taylor is in full swing in New York. He is accused for sexually assaulting an underage prostitute.

The prostitute is 19-year-old Christina Fierro, who was only 16 years old during the alleged sexual assault.

Taylor claimed that Fierro lied to him and told him she was 19 at the time.

During his testimony, Taylor explained that, after checking into a Holiday Inn that night in Rockland County, N.Y.,  he thought Fierro was one of the many prostitutes his friend “Fat Boy” had referred him to.

Taylor testified that, while he does have sex with prostitutes, that sex with Fierro was consensual.

“I went as far as she would let me go, until she said, ‘No,'” he said on Thursday.

Taylor’s testimony followed yesterday’s tearful testimony from Fierro.

“He said I had nice curly hair like his wife,” she said longingly.

This is not the first time Taylor has had problems with the law. Taylor confessed in court to misdemeanor charges of sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute in 2010. He is now serving six years of probation.

Taylor also filed for bankruptcy in 1998.

Follow Laura on Twitter

Laura Byrne