Only a day after the Lawrence Taylor arrest on charges of raping a teenage girl, the former New York Giants linebacker has beenÂ fired as a representative for Nutrisystem. The online weight loss company announced Friday they would be cutting all ties with Taylor immediately.
“Based on the severity of these allegations, Nutrisystem has made the decision to sever our relationship with Mr. Taylor effective immediately,” a spokesman for the company said in a press statement.
The Hall of Fame linebacker and former Dancing With the Stars contestant was charged Thursday with raping a 16-year-old girl in a hotel room. Police say the victim was reportedly a runaway assaulted and then forcefullyÂ brought to the hotel roomÂ by a man named Rasheed Davis. Lawrence Taylor allegedly paid $300 to have sex with the girl.Â Davis was also later arrested.
Nutrisystem said it was “shocked and saddened” by the allegations against Taylor. An advertisement posted on the company’s website formerly proclaiming Taylor lost 35 lbs using Nutrisystem has been removed.
Lawrence Taylor was arraigned on Thursday and later released. A judge set Taylor’s bail at $75,000. He is due back in court on June 10. Taylor’s attorney denies his client is guilty of any crime and “didn’t have sex with anybody, period.”