29 November 2007
RIP Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor was a hard hitting cornerback for the Redskins that gave it his all every down that he played. He was selected #5 in the 2004 draft from University of Miami(FL). He was really coming into his own this year becoming one of the more elite corners' in the game.
On Monday,news spread that he was shot in the leg in his home, while mending a knee injury.
Taylor and his girlfriend were awakened by loud noises, according to family friend Richard Sharpstein, who learned the details from Taylor's girlfriend, Jackie Garcia. He said Taylor grabbed a machete he keeps in the bedroom for protection. Someone then broke through the bedroom door and fired two shots, one missing and one hitting Taylor, Sharpstein said. Neither Taylor's daughter, Jackie, nor Taylor's girlfriend were injured in the attack. The bullet damaged the femoral artery in Taylor's leg, causing significant blood loss. Taylor never regained consciousness, Sharpstein said, and the news that he had squeezed a nurse's hand late Monday only proved to give false hope.(1)
We lost a man that was turning around his life at the young age of 24. He will be missed everywhere.