21. Lawrence Taylor – New York Giants:
Taylor was a wild man on and off the field – hence his inclusion on our list of the NFL’s most notorious criminals. While crack cocaine and underage prostitutes proved his undoing off the field, his violent playing style earned him his reputation on it.
There’s no doubt he was one of the best defensive players of all-time. You could argue he’s the best in NFL history. But his repeated hits that injured players in gruesome fashion and his multiple failed drug tests as a player still make him one of the dirtiest players ever as well.