LT's Latest Sack the Last Straw for NY Giants Fans

Larry KornweissCorrespondent IMay 10, 2010

18 Oct 1992:  Linebacker Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Rams won the game, 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Ken Levine  /Allsport
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The New York Giants and fans of legendary linebacker Lawrence Taylor have gone from the days of Big Blue Wrecking Crew to feeling downright blue upon LT's latest lapse in judgement.  No, we're not talking about his decision to stay at a Holiday Inn (though some might argue that a celebrity of his stature might have gone for a higher option), but rather what happened during his stay that fateful night.  

It had been quite awhile since negative publicity struck the former Giant great but apparently the troubled ex-linebacker is back to his old, poor decision-making self.  Taylor finally has admitted to "sacking" a young girl behind the hotel room door, having told investigators that after "engaging in sex acts" with the 15 year-old victim, he paid her $300 in cash.  What was LT thinking? 

Every Giants fan remembers Taylor's unfortunate battles with drug addiction yet managed to remain mostly sympathetic towards their defensive icon as LT was his own victim.  However, now that his actions have victimized another human being, especially a minor, how will Giants fans ever be able to look at their hero in the same light?  They probably never will.