-Taylor said he first tried cocaine at a party during his rookie year, in 1981. And by his third season, he'd moved up to crack.
He wrote: "I'd go through an ounce a day. And at times I'd be standing in the huddle. And instead of thinking what defense we were playing I'd be thinking about smoking crack after the game."
"Well, like well, you gotta understand though. It didn't affect my play," adds Taylor.......
Taylor was so powerless to resist it that the day after his final game -- in 1994 -- he was back smoking crack. Later that year, he smoked it the day the Giants retired his number-