Posted by homerunheyer on May 13th, 2010
Just when everyone thought Lawrence Taylor was cleaning up his image, he breaks the law again! Taylor has been in the spotlight after his football career for all the wrong reasons. His list of criminal charges includes buying crack- cocaine from a police officer, possessing drug paraphernalia, filing false tax returns, and now he has been arrested with rape charges.
Taylor seemed to be cleaning up his image over the last few years most notably by appearing on the reality show “Dancing With the Stars”. The family friendly show boosts the image of anyone who appears on the show. Most of the contestants that appear on the show are usually there to revitalize their career or change their image for the better.
When i tell people who watch Dancing With Stars, that aren’t sports fans, if they know who Lawrence Taylor is they reply, “Yes, he is a great dancer, didn’t he used to play football?” Then when i tell them how great of a player he was for the New York Giants and how his career after the Giants has been riddled with controversy, people say, “I knew he played football, but I can’t believe he did all those other things! He seems like such a nice man!”
Taylor was back on top by leaving his past behind him and exposing himself to a new audience. Taylor had gained a sponsorship with Nutri-system, he started raking in the bucks again, There’s no way he’s messing up again…right?
Wrong! It was all a front! Taylor never changed his ways! Did he really think just because he turned his image around in the media that he could get away with the same old criminal acts like in the past?
With these newly developed rape charges Taylor may have permanently ruined his image. He had his one chance to make his image better again and he threw it away. Nutri-system dropped him as a sponsor, everyone who thought he was that nice football player on “Dancing With the Stars” now knows his old, true self, and now he can be facing some jail-time. It’s a sad case.
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