Tag:Lawrence Taylor
Posted on: December 7, 2010 4:30 pm

Hot Routes 12.7.10: Rex says, "Look at me!"

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel writes that New England coach Bill Belichick gloated over the 45-3 win by his team against the Jets by expressing almost no emotion afterward. Writes Wetzel, “For Rex Ryan, the only thing more frustrating than getting humiliated by Belichick on the field is the fact Belichick hardly dignifies the rivalry off of it. Ryan can’t make any more noise than he already does. He can’t beg any harder for attention from Belichick. He can’t declare war any clearer. He’s done everything he can to make this personal – coach v. coach. … And yet all he gets from Belichick is the outward exuberance of a preseason win.”

CBS Sports’ own Mike Freeman writes about a heated argument that occurred on the Jets sideline after they fell behind 17-0.

Lawrence Taylor is asking for a dismissal in his rape case, because his lawyers say police did not have a warrant when they arrested him in his hotel room.

The Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla says any coach considering the Broncos job has to be a fool. He also calls former coach Josh McDaniels a scapegoat.

Bears C Olin Kreutz wasn’t especially upset with Ndamukong Suh’s hit on Chicago QB Jay Cutler last Sunday. Kreutz said he didn’t think it was a dirty play.

Ravens LT Michael Oher tweeted during a game, got caught and took a $5,000 fine. He’s not sure if he’ll appeal it.

At least one McDaniels brother will keep his job in Denver.

Packers DE Cullen Jenkins aggravated a strained calf last Sunday, and coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Jenkins will be out for next week’s game vs. the Lions. He could be out even longer than that.

The Colts have re-signed RB Dominic Rhodes. Most recently, Rhodes played in the UFL. Considering three Indianapolis RBs – Joseph Addai, Mike Hart and Donald Brown – are banged up, Rhodes might find some immediate playing time.

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Posted on: November 13, 2010 4:45 pm

Lawrence Taylor misses court appearance

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It seems as though former Giants great Lawrence Taylor has spent enough time in courtrooms recently. Perhaps that’s the reason he didn’t show up to a hearing Friday to determine whether the Bergen County family court would cut Taylor’s child support payments.

Since Taylor – who also, mind you, is awaiting charges of rape, criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child – was the one requesting to have the payments decreased, it was slightly odd that he wasn’t in the courtroom. Taylor explained in an e-mail to the judge that he has a medical condition that prevents him from flying from his home in Florida to Bergen County, N.J.

Judge Peter J. Melchionne then threatened to issue a bench warrant for Taylor’s arrest the next time he doesn’t show for a court appearance.

According to court documents, Taylor has seven kids, though he acknowledges only four of them. The child at the middle of this drama is 12-year-old Erielle, born out of wedlock, and as the NY Post reports, Taylor wants his $1,825-a-month payment cut by $500.

But here’s why it’s hard to feel sorry for Taylor: Erielle apparently has Crohn’s disease, and her mother, Ebony Washington, originally asked the court to increase his monthly payments to help cover her unreimbursed medical costs.

Suffice to say, this story is brutally sad.

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Category: NFL
Posted on: October 23, 2010 11:23 am

NFL Sound Off Week 7: Illegal Hits

Posted by Andy Benoit

This week, we asked:
If the NFL won't sell photos of illegal hits, should NFL Films continue glorifying old hits that today would be illegal? Why or why not?

The responses were fare more impassioned than usual. Here were the best…

Via Twitter ( @CBSSportsNFL )

 The NFL should continue to show the Hit Clips. Give me a break, this is Football!!!!!
@djcottonhere  It wasn't illegal then so yes they should still show them. Show how far the game has come & reason behind rules

@daverichard  (CBS's own fantasy genius) Weren't illegal then. And not all head2head hits are illegal NOW.

@pjcostello  No, both decisions are idiotic.. akin to removing scenes of smoking in old movies and cartoons. People need to get a grip.
@chad_mcmillan  Let the pussification of the NFL begin

@nicoenvy  They should stop showing those of clips. It just makes the players want to recreate hits by Ronnie Lott or Lawrence Taylor.

@chrish54  Most of those hits weren't illegal until recently when the league went all namby pamby.

@ TKleckner  Not if they were legal at the time of the hit. Shows Progession

Via Facebook (Facebook.com/CBSSports)

Paul Hawkins
That's like NASCAR not showing replays of crashes. Big hits are part of the game. It's a rough and violent sport which is why so many people tune in every Sunday in Football and Car racing - -

John E Parker The NFL has made its millions and now they can enjoy the benefits of hypocrisy.

Owen John I like what the NFL is doing personally. Because I can now send film of my greatest flag football moments so I can be in the league in 2 years.

Rod Robinson Yeah please... Soon we will need to be reminded of what football used to be like and those videos will come in handy!

Jarell Young I understand what they are trying to do with the safety of the players..but by doing this you are shutting down nfl flims and there will not be any highlights of football players for kids to look at and look up to like we have today. They need to really think this one over for the future of the kids who want to play football because this can also be use as a training tool for younger generations

Denise Gass Apparently there's a plan to replace Sunday football games with Madden Football. Look for the NFL to replace Steve Sabol with Roger Fargus, a 5'6" AV nerd who has compiled the best Fantasy Football and Madden Moments of the Century.

Kevin Carney  Once again in America, insurance companies are taking over. These hits have been going on a long time, " Jack Tatum",
These owners and players know the risks, even more so when they began to get paid.

Robert Smith Stop helmet to helmet however you have to stop it, but preserve the visual history of the game the way it was. Revisionist history is bullsh*t. Photos and film of leather helmets weren't outlawed after leather helmets were replaced

Nathaniel Achord Next thing you know they'll be removing folks like: Ronnie Lott, Jack Lambert, Ray Nitschke, Deacon Jones, Lawrence Taylor, Dick Butkus and Dick “Night Train” Lane from the HOF! We would'nt want to send the wrong message now would we!! After all these guys built their intimidating reputations based on jarring hits on offensive players.

Nathaniel Achord As a matter of fact we should fine them all $75,000 for thier misdeeds and set a precedent!!

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Posted on: August 28, 2010 9:28 am

Hot Routes 8.28.10: Good News, Bad News

Posted by Will Brinson

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Fellow Blogger Fantasy Football League member (and Football Outsiders overlord as well as a really swell guy) Aaron Schatz got the hook-up from the NFL to show the official video of the NFL's rule changes . Check it.

Just how important is DeSean Jackson to the Eagles? Well, as the Eagletarian mentions , the offense went to a pile of mess when Jackson left with injury, so that should be a good clue. Of course, maybe it was just Kansas City's, um, vaunted defense? Not good times.

The Finsider points out that it's "good news-bad news" re: the Dolphins starting cornerbacks. Vontae Davis was "outstanding" while Jason Allen "proved … he is not an NFL starting cornerback." Harsh words, but it's important, especially if you're one of those idiots who picked the Dolphins to finish ahead of the Jets in the AFC East. /raises hand

One of my favorite interwebs spots, Cat Scratch Reader, notes that the third preseason game enerally provides a good indication as to how well the Panthers will do in the coming season.

The Rams have to be pleased with everything outside of the loss of Donnie Avery -- Turf Show Times says that the play of Jason Smith and Roger Saffold, for different reasons, is also encouraging, particularly in relation to how the combination of "Sam Bradford + Saffold" >>>>> "Russell Okung + Jimmy Clausen." Or something.

Some mildly tangential football news, in that Dan Steinberg discusses where Stephen Strasburg's injury stacks up against the all-time worst for DC Sports -- the chief comparison is that of Joe Theismann when Lawrence Taylor wrecked his life and forced us into bad football broadcasting and, eventually, a crappy movie rendition of a great Michael Lewis book.

Well, well, la-ti-da. Doesn't Chicago just have sooooo many trophies from professional sports teams ? Actually, as the only town to own all four major trophies over the past 25 years, all the owners got together and had a big party where they made fun of the Cubs and then cracked jokes about whether or not anyone would bother hiring Lovie Smith next season.

Our old pal SbB brings to light information that should totally remind everyone in Los Angeles: UR NOT GETTIN' OUR SOUTHERN FOOTBALL. Actually, Brooks ends the post optimistically, but let me tell you what, if they take football from Jacksonville, Thanksgivings are going to be REALLY awkward for my family. No offense, cousins and such.

Zerkle's rundown of Peyton Manning's issues with the umpire is worth it if only for the Madden '11 photoshop.

Haters gonna hate all they want, but Gregg Rosenthal still managed to work up a positive piece about LaDainian Tomlinson at PFT. It's logical too, because, well, as much we all suddenly want LdT to fail miserably, the good news is that he's not as awful as Willie Parker. Careers fade fast when you're from Clinton, NC, son.
Posted on: August 3, 2010 3:41 pm

Hey Kurt Warner, show us your moves

I hate to tread on Andy’s celebrity-gossip role here on the Facts & Rumors blog, but the Washington Post is reporting that Kurt Warner will be included on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.”

He joins Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Jason Taylor, Warren Sapp, Lawrence Taylor, Michael Irvin and Chad Ochocinco as the only NFL alumni – or current players – to compete on the show. Of all those contestants, only Smith has won.

Though he’s the first quarterback ever to participate, I doubt Warner will be the next NFL star to win the title. But that’s OK. It might not compare to the Dancing with the Stars trophy, but Warner does have a Super Bowl ring.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: July 13, 2010 11:50 am

Taylor pleads not guilty

Lawrence Taylor and his wife, Lynette leave a Rockland County (N.Y.) courtroom (AP). Former Giants star linebacker Lawrence Taylor – one of the greatest defenders of all time - pleaded not guilty in Rockland County (N.Y.) court today to charges that he raped a 16-year-old girl.

The New York Daily News has the early details.

It sounds like it was a weird scene in the court room. Taylor was cracking strange, inappropriate jokes, and after a reporter asked him if he was guilty, he snapped, “No. Grow up.”

A taste of the scene:

…The 51-year-old Hall of Famer glanced at the reporters assembled in the courtroom and then turned to (his lawyer, Arthur) Aidala.

"It must be a slow news day," said Taylor, who was seated next to his lawyer and wife, Lynette Taylor.

When a court reporter wheeled a pile of case files into the room, Taylor pointed at the cart and grinned.

"I hope that's not all my case," Taylor said to his wife. "Hell, I wasn't even in town that long."

It doesn’t sound like this will end well for anybody involved.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 23, 2010 12:46 pm
Edited on: June 23, 2010 12:48 pm

Lawrence Taylor Indicted

This from the AP:

"Pro football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has been indicted by a suburban New York grand jury on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and sexual abuse.

The indictment Wednesday comes after his May 6 arrest at a Holiday Inn. Prosecutors say he paid a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him.

The former New York Giant was also indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and patronizing a prostitute.

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe says the 16-year-old told investigators that she had been verbally threatened and physically assaulted. She said she was brought to the hotel room by a pimp later arrested by New York City police."

 --Andy Benoit

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