37 minutes | Dec 28, 2022

Lawrence Taylor: Broken Legs, Handshake Drugs, and Undercover Grandmas

Lawrence Taylor, or “LT,” as he was known, was the most feared NFL linebacker in the 1980's. He once sacked a quarterback so hard that he snapped the guy’s leg in two–ending his career. His addiction to winning, to that victorious feeling on the field, was a euphoric high. But after a while, football didn’t get LT high enough. He partied just as hard as he played, a celeb rubbing elbows with megastars in NYC, the only city that could keep up with him. Pretty soon, he was spending $75,000 a month on his two off-field addictions: sex and cocaine. Nothing could stop him – not even failed drug tests or undercover grandmas busting his drug deals - until the day he had the barrel of a loaded gun pressed against his head. Then... everything changed.

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