NutriSystem Sheds Hundreds Of Pounds In Form Of Lawrence Taylor

Celeb-friendly weight loss company Nutrisystem has sacked Hall of Fame NFL star Lawrence Taylor following allegations that the former New York Giant raped a teen girl earlier this week.

Says Nutrisystem:

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 is one of several sports notables, including Dan Marino, coach Don Shula and ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, who had been poster men for Nutrisystem ads targeted at male audiences.

He had also recently appeared on ABC’s hit Dancing With the Stars.

The 51-year-old “quarterback killer” was charged Thursday with rape and patronizing a prostitute. LT’s attorney has flatly denied the allegations.

Here’s one of LT’s TV spots for Nutrisystem that some YouTuber randomly decided to record and post:

Nutrisystem cuts ties with Taylor after rape charge [CNN]