In a press release today, weight loss company Nutrisystem announced it was dropping Lawrence Taylor as an endorser for the company.
We are shocked and saddened by these very serious allegations against Lawrence Taylor. Based on the severity of these allegations, Nutrisystem has made the decision to sever our relationship with Mr. Taylor effective immediately.”
Taylor, who was charged with third degree rape and soliciting a prostitute on Thursday, has been removed from the company’s website, where he was previously featured in the “success stories” area of the site.
Taylor originally signed on with Nutrisystem in March 2009, when he was preparing for the Dancing With The Stars reality show.
The pro football Hall of Famer, via his attorney, has maintained he is innocent of the charges against him. His next court appearance regarding the allegations is June 10, in Ramapo, New York.
In perusing the Nutrisystem website, I’m not sure what’s the bigger crime, what Taylor is accused of or this photo of Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel:
Charlie’s all set to get his SAG card after the Warriors sequel: