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Sean Taylor 1983-2007


Safety Sean Taylor passed away early Tuesday at the age of 24 after being shot during a robbery in his home early Monday morning. The former first round pick was shot in the leg at his home in South Florida. Taylor was out of the University of Miami and was the Redskins first round draft pick in 2004. It is an awful turn of events for Taylor, who was reported by Fox Sports to have come out of a coma about 11pm last night, and was reportedly awake and responsive.

Taylor had suffered major blood loss, and it was not known if he was going to make it as reports continued throughout the day that he was in critical condition. Team owner Daniel Snyder had flown to Florida to be near the star athlete during this sensitive time. Taylor was at his home with his girlfriend and baby when the shooting took place. Taylor was in a coma and “flatlined” twice according to NFL Network. The incident at Taylor’s home took place at about 1:45am, and after Taylor was shot his girlfriend was unable to call police as phone lines to the home were cut.

Family friend Richard Sharpstein confirmed Taylor’s death on “His father called and said he was with Christ and he cried and thanked me,” said Sharpstein, Taylor’s former lawyer. “It’s a tremendously sad and unnecessary event. He was a wonderful, humble, talented young man, and had a huge life in front of him. Obviously God had other plans.” Sharpstein said the call came about 5:30 this morning. Doctors had been encouraged late Monday night when Taylor squeezed a nurse’s hand. But Sharpstein said he was told Taylor never regained consciousness after being transported to the hospital and that he wasn’t sure how he had squeezed the nurse’s hand.

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2 Responses to “Sean Taylor 1983-2007”

  1. Jesse says:

    God bless Taylor and his family. We all struggle and pass those struggles to build our character, talents and syle. The talents he possesed were unmatched and may his soul live on in peace. This is a sad day in sport and hopefully us as Americans can take some humility out of what happened to Sean. The violence in our country must cease and we must all be aware of the victims beyond the one shot and killed. The passing of one person by murder should not pass lightly, and we must take this, yet another violent act outside of the field of sport, with the appreciation of life and the understanding that we all need to shapen up in some aspect in the Name of the Lord.

  2. kameleon_o says:

    Today, as a Cowboys fan, I’m doing something I never thought I’d do. Post on a Redskins’ blog. Just wanted to give my best and wish God speed to the family and friends of Sean Taylor. Can’t really imagine what they’re going through. Such a promising young player and man gone. As a hardcore football fan this really hits home to us all I guess. Nothing I say can really impart what I feel so I’ll just say that his family will be in my prayers.

    The Cowboys recently signed Tank Johnson and when he was asked about why he kept so many guns around he said he was afraid of these type of home invasions that have been happening to pro athletes. I snickered when I heard it and now it hits home. Someone needs to tell some of these mediots that Sean Taylor was THE VICTIM!!! Not a perpetrator. I don’t care about his past. He was attacked in his home and killed. In is and his family’s sanctuary. RIP Sean Taylor.

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