Literally The Last Person Greg Hardy Needs On His Side, Lawrence Taylor, Decided To Defend Him Publicly
Yardbarker- The former New York Giants linebacker and Pro Football Hall of Famer told the New York Daily News on Sunday that he supports the Cowboys’ decision to sign Hardy after allegations that Hardy abused his ex-girlfriend, threw her onto a pile of guns and threatened to kill her.
“I like that,” Taylor said “I think they needed to give him another chance because it’s not clear what happened. It’s not really 100 percent clear what happened. So listen, I think they need to give him a chance.
“I think he is going to make the best of that second chance because I’ll tell you what, he could have been screwed. A lot of people have been screwed in this league. But he got a do-over, and you got to do the best you can. You got to make the best you can with that do-over.”
You know, if Greg Hardy knew, or cared for that matter, how he was perceived by the public he would be really upset that Lawrence Taylor, of all people, decided to take his side. Lawrence Taylor might rival OJ Simpson in terms of the last people on the planet Earth that you would want defending your actions. Partially because Lawrence Taylor's moral compass is always pointing South, but also because if someone chooses to ask LAWRENCE TAYLOR about you then you know you fucked up. It's well documented, through his mannerisms and basically every single thing he says, that Greg Hardy doesn't care if what he did was wrong. However, if he did he would be like super pissed that Lawrence Taylor was standing firmly in his corner. Credit where credit is due, I guess? If Lawrence Taylor said that Greg Hardy didn't deserve another shot then he would basically be admitting that he doesn't deserve to live. That's a level of awareness I didn't expect from LT.
The scariest aspect of this quote, you ask? No, not that Lawrence Taylor is completely ignoring that Greg Hardy was found guilty AND that there is very real, very tangible photographic evidence of his transgressions. Could have seen that coming from a mile away. The scariest part is the fact that Greg Hardy and Lawrence Taylor would have a great time if they actually hung out. Just crushing a bunch of whiskey and blow. Sexually assaulting every underage woman that crossed their path. Just your average night on the town for the two of them. They would probably get along so well that they end up front row at each other's inevitable future court cases. We take a lot of comfort in knowing that, even though Greg Hardy is still playing in the NFL, 99.9% of people don't think he should be. It's that .01% that should really frighten the shit out of us, and there isn't a more predictable member of that .01% than Lawrence Taylor. Next time you need to stay awake at night just remind yourself that someone as terrible as Greg Hardy actually has supporters that aren't old white owners that are ignoring criminal records in an effort to win. Then see if your cows are still trying to jump over the moon.