By USA TODAY
Lawrence Taylor has had his share of lowlights since retiring from the NFL in 1993, but a teenager's testimony in a Rockland County courtroom Tuesday is certainly among the worst.
Testifying at the start of civil trial against the NFL Hall of Famer, 19-year-old Cristina Fierro, who has accused Taylor of sexually assaulting her when she was 16, began crying when describing her meeting with Taylor, who says he thought she was 19 at the time.
"He said I had nice curly hair like his wife," Fierro testified.
Taylor pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute in 2010 and is serving six years of probation. It's not certain what kinds of financial damages Fierro is seeking from Taylor, but he may not have much to capture.
In 1998, Taylor filed for bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure on his home and likely paid hundreds of thousands in legal fees for both his criminal and civil cases. In May, a buyer paid $239,000 at auction for one of Taylor's Super Bowl rings, although Taylor claimed that it was his son T.J. who owned the jewelry and put it on the market.