Fearsome Giant suddenly so ... small

His attorney loomed large, but LT was shell of former self as he faced rape charge

Updated: May 7, 2010, 3:07 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- Lawrence Taylor walked through the side courtroom door in handcuffs, his face an unruly mask of pain and fear. Two armed officers in street clothes escorted him to the defendant's table, and one of the most intimidating players in NFL history looked hopelessly small when he slumped in his chair.

Taylor was wearing a black, short-sleeved shirt draped over his blue jeans. A brown belt, wrapped tightly around his waist, was buckled against the small of his back.

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