*TMZ.com is citing “sources directly connected” with Lawrence Taylor in reporting that the NFL legend’s lawyers will fight his rape charge by arguing that he did not have sex with the teen girl, but rather pleasured himself.

“We’re told Lawrence will not deny he was in the same room as the 16-year-old prostitute, but his lawyer will argue Lawrence did not have sexual intercourse – a requirement of third degree rape,” TMZ reported. “As one source put it, Lawrence engaged in a ‘masturbatory act’ and that was it.”

The Web site points out that the criminal complaint against the alleged pimp states that Taylor engaged in “sex acts” but there is no specific mention of sexual intercourse.

In her interview with the New York Daily News, the 16-year-old not only claimed that she engaged in sexual intercourse with Taylor, but mentioned that there was a condom mishap.

“The condom got stuck in me,” she told the newspaper. “I told him, ‘I’d better not get pregnant,’ and he said, ‘It’s all right – I’m fixed.'”

TMZ previously reported that a condom was found in Taylor’s hotel room, but sources say Taylor’s lawyers will argue the condom wasn’t his and he didn’t use it.