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Players repeatedly warned about temptations

That coveted trip to the Super Bowl has resulted in scandal and shame for some of the game's past participants.

Updated: January 30, 2004, 10:11 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Lawrence Taylor, always a big-game player, smiles.

The lime-green parakeets are chattering in the palm trees around the putting green at the Miami Beach Golf Club and the sun-toasted air couldn't feel finer, but a week ago the former Giants linebacker's thoughts were about 1,000 miles away.

"Man," says the former Giants linebacker, "I can't wait to get to Houston. The Super Bowl is a great, great time."

Taylor was looking forward to his role in the Lingerie Bowl -- a glorious ...

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