Prostitution Isn’t Funny, Unless Lawrence Taylor Makes A Comment About Carding Hookers
After Lawrence Taylor was sentenced to six years of probation and will be forced to register as a sex offender due to his pleading guilty to sexual misconduct for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute, the former New York Giants great turned into a veritable quote machine during an interview with FOX’s Sheperd Smith. During the interview, Taylor valiantly attempted to justify his proclivity for cavorting with underage prostitutes by citing this is how it is in the shady world of prostitution – (the entire story is a must read), perhaps his most awkwardly inappropriate statement, yet amusing for all the wrong reasons, was the following (via ESPN New York):
“It’s the world of prostitution,” he said to Fox. “You never know what you’re gonna get. Is it gonna be a pretty girl, an ugly girl or whatever it’s gonna be.”
Or a young girl? Shepard asked.
“You can only ask,” Taylor said. “I don’t card them. I don’t ask for birth certificate.”
Zing. And wow. I guess we should give credit to Taylor for not going with the easy Forrest Gump reference and said, “Ordering up a skeezy hooker without seeing them first is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Nevertheless, as the saying goes, ignorance is no defense, so I find it hard to feel sorry for Taylor for the predicament he presently finds himself in. Perhaps, LT could have avoided all this trouble had he simply hung the following sign on his motel room door:
Voila! Potential problem averted, because as we all know, anytime a sign is hung outside a motel room door, anyone who reads it feels compelled to strictly follow said directions entailed upon it. Yeah, right. “Do Not Disturb” my ass.
Lawrence Taylor reacts to sentence [ESPN New York]