Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor thanked two Army veterans for their service by serving them drinks at Avenue nightclub in Chelsea on Veterans Day.
We’re told Taylor and Fox News anchor Shepard Smith arrived at Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. for a few rounds of drinks. An hour later, the Hall of Fame gridiron great and a male friend left the club, but as they walked outside, an onlooker tells us, “They ran into two young guys dressed in their Army full dress gear, who said, ‘Oh my God, it’s LT! We are your biggest fans.’”
Taylor happily shook hands and took pictures with them. Then, the star-struck soldiers asked LT if he could help them get into the club.
Taylor immediately told the door staff at the velvet rope, “These guys are with me!”
Our source told us: “They all went inside together, and LT went to his table — where Smith and others were still hanging out — picked up the bottle and made each of the guys a drink and thanked them for their service.Then, LT left the club for good.”
We’re also told Smith picked up the tab for the group.