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TAYLOR TO FILE SUIT AGAINST TNT OVER NON-RENEWAL
Published August 4, 1995
Lawrence Taylor, replaced as TNT's NFL analyst by former Redskin Mark May, has filed suit against Turner Sports for breach of the two-year contract he signed last September. According to Anthony Giampapa, Taylor's attorney, "when Taylor received written notice of his release on March 3, it was two days after the deadline that was agreed upon to void the final year." Giampapa told the Bergen RECORD yesterday: "There was no reason given to him, and there was none given to us. They never said he could have done a better job or anything like that." While Taylor is not seeking to return to TNT, Giampapa said Turner is obligated to pay for the final year (Prentis Rogers, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 8/4). In New York, Phil Mushnick writes, "Actually, judging from Taylor's nothing-to-add and ill-prepared performances on TNT, this should be a class-action suit. TNT owes restitution to every viewer it subjected to Taylor's broadcasting 'work'" (N.Y. POST, 8/4).