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Sean Taylor
Taylor at Redskins training camp, August 2005
Position(s):
Free safety
Jersey #(s):
21, 36
Born: April 1, 1983
Miami, Florida
Died: November 27, 2007 (aged 24)
Miami, Florida
Career Information
Year(s): 20042007
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
College: Miami (Fla.)
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Tackles     299
Interceptions     12
Forced fumbles     8
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
*Posthumous selection

Sean Michael Maurice Taylor (April 1, 1983November 27, 2007) was an American football free safety who played for the NFL's Washington Redskins franchise. Collegiately he played for the University of Miami, where he helped lead the Hurricanes to a national championship in 2001. Due to his ferocious style of hitting, his pro teammates (in particular teammate Marcus Washington) nicknamed him "Meast," a reference to half man, half beast.[1][2] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 383 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (849 × 1328 pixel, file size: 608 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... In American football and Canadian football, a safety refers to two positions in the traditional defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Miami redirects here. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tackle. ... “Interception” redirects here. ... Look up fumble in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is an upcoming NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In American football and Canadian football, a safety refers to two positions in the traditional defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety. ... NFL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Head coach Randy Shannon 1st year, 4–2–0 Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1926 Athletic director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... Marcus Cornelius Washington (born October 17, 1977 in Auburn, Alabama) is an American football linebacker for the NFLs Washington Redskins. ...


Taylor was murdered on November 27, 2007, at the age of 24, dying from critical injuries from shots by an intruder at his Miami area home on November 26, 2007. His death led to an outpouring of national support and sympathy, especially in the Washington D.C. area where Taylor was a fan favorite as a Redskin and the Miami area where Taylor had been a standout high school and and college football player. In honor of Taylor, for the first play of the first game after he died, the Redskins defense came out with only 10 players instead of the usual 11. is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Miami Urbanized Area stretches along the Atlantic Coast for most of the length of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, but is confined to a relatively narrow area between the coast and the Everglades. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A running back sweeps the left end in a high school football game near // Link title Cincinnati, Ohio High school football or prep(s) football is one of most popular interscholastic sports at high schools in the United States and among the most popular in Canada after ice hockey. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ...

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Early life

Taylor was born April 1, 1983 in Miami, Florida to Pedro Taylor and Donna Junor. He grew up in a low-class neighborhood in Miami, on a street filled with candy-colored houses. Taylor lived a block away from his paternal grandmother, Constance Dingle, who would often bake his favorite sweet potato-pie. He was very close to his father; together they ran, lifted weights and pulled tires along the beach. They also did 500 push-ups and 1,000 sit-ups every day.[3] Taylor played high school football in Pinecrest, Florida, a suburb of Miami. He originally began his high school football career at 6A Miami Killian High School, but left to Gulliver Preparatory School 2A, where he could play both offense and defense. He helped Gulliver win the Florida Class 2A State Championship in 2000, with a 14-1 record (important to note, he did not play in the first game of the season, the team's only loss). At Gulliver, Taylor was a star on both sides of the ball, playing running back, defensive back and linebacker.[4] External link: Official Municipal Government site Pinecrest is a village located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Gulliver Preparatory School is a private co-educational high school located in Pinecrest, Florida, a suburb of Miami, Florida, United States. ... In sport, offense (American English) and offence (British English and Canadian English) is the action of attacking or engaging an opposing team with the objective of scoring points or goals. ... In sport, defense (AmE) and defence (CwE) is the action of preventing an opponent from scoring. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... This article relates to sports. ...


In 2000, Taylor rushed for 1,300 yards and a state-record 44 touchdowns. On two separate occasions, Taylor rushed for more than 200 yards during Gulliver’s state playoff run. He also racked up more than 100 tackles during the 2000 season and accounted for 3 touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing) in the state title game victory over Marianna.


Taylor was considered the No. 1 prospect in Miami-Dade County by the Miami Herald. He was also rated the nation’s No. 1 skill athlete and an All-American by SuperPrep. Furthermore, Taylor was an Orlando Sentinel Super Southern Team selection, the No. 1 athlete on the Florida Times-Union Super 75 list and rated the No. 1 player in Florida by the Gainesville Sun. Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ... The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. ... The Florida Times-Union, based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, is the major daily newspaper in northeast Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... The Gainesville Sun (ISSN 0163-4925) is a newspaper published daily in Gainesville, Florida, covering the north centeral portion of the state. ...


Taylor was honored at Gulliver by a plaque, which is located in the academy's cafeteria. Legend has it that while playing in high school, Taylor once hit an opponent so hard that the boy's helmet, face mask and screws fell apart.[5]


In 2007 he was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team which selected the Top 33 players in the 100 year history of high school football in the state of Florida.


College career

University of Miami

2001 season

Taylor was recruited by the University of Miami Hurricanes, then the preeminent collegiate football program in the nation. Taylor enrolled there in 2001 and, that year, he was one of just four true freshmen to play for Miami in the 2001 national championship season. He carved a niche for himself in Miami's secondary in nickel and dime defensive schemes. In 2001, Taylor was named "Big East Special Teams Player" of the Week for his performance against the University of Pittsburgh.[4] The 2001 season also proved a hugely successful one for the Hurricanes, with the team winning its fifth national championship since 1983, making them the most successful college football team of the past three decades with more national championships than any other Division I program during this period. This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Head coach Randy Shannon 1st year, 4–2–0 Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1926 Athletic director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


2002 season

In 2002, Taylor was a second-team All-Big East selection by the league's head coaches in his first season as a starter. He finished third on the team in tackles with 85 (53 solo), broke up 15 passes, intercepted 4 passes, forced 1 fumble, blocked 1 kick, and returned a punt for a touchdown. He led all defensive backs in tackles, interceptions, and passes broken up, and had a career-high 11 tackles (2 solo) and intercepted 2 passes in the Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State University. One interception occurred on an infamous play where he was stripped by Maurice Clarett on the return, allowing Ohio State to retain possession. The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Maurice Edward Clarett (born October 29, 1983 in Youngstown, Ohio[1]) is a former American football player. ...


2003 season

During his final year at Miami, Taylor produced an historic season that culminated with a plethora of honors and awards. He was a named a consensus first-team All-American, the "Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year" and a finalist for the "Jim Thorpe Award" given to the nation's best defensive back. He led the Big East Conference and ranked first nationally in interceptions per game (0.98) with 10, tying the record for interceptions in a season with former Hurricane standout Bennie Blades. He finished first in total tackles with 77 (57 solos). He intercepted two passes in Miami's impressive 28-14 win over the University of Pittsburgh, playing a key role as the Hurricanes limited All-American receiver Larry Fitzgerald to two receptions for 13 yards. He returned interceptions for an average of 18.4 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown return at Boston College, a 50-yard scoring runback at Florida State University, and a 44-yard scoring runback against Rutgers University. His three touchdown returns of interceptions is a Miami single-season record. Horatio Benedict Blades (born September 3, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football cornerback/safety in the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Detroit Lions from 1988-1996, and one season with the Seattle Seahawks in 1997, where he was a teammate with his older brother... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private research university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ...


NFL career

2004 NFL draft

Following Taylor's 2003 season, in what was his junior year, Taylor announced that he was entering the NFL draft, held in April 2004. Taylor was a first-round draft selection, taken by the Washington Redskins with the fifth overall selection. He also was the first University of Miami player drafted in 2004, which was somewhat surprising since there was a broad perception that Hurricanes' tight end Kellen Winslow II would be the first selection. Winslow, however, was taken with the next selection, the sixth overall, by the Cleveland Browns. The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow II[1] (born July 21, 1983 in San Diego, California) is a professional American football tight end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. ... Browns redirects here. ...


The drafting of Taylor by the Redskins in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft began an NFL Draft record of six players from the University of Miami being drafted in the first round, which is the record for the most players from one school being drafted in the first round of an NFL Draft (The other five players from the University of Miami that were drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft were Kellen Winslow II, Jonathan Vilma, D.J. Williams, Vernon Carey, and Vince Wilfork). This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Jonathan Polynice Vilma (born April 16, 1982 in Coral Gables, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays middle linebacker for the New York Jets of the NFL. He is one of several NFL players of Haitian descent. ... D.J. Williams (born July 20, 1982 in Pittsburg, California) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He was selected with the 17th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami. ... Vernon Carey(Born:July 13,1981) is a National Football League offensive guard/tackle for the Miami Dolphins. ... Vincent Lamar Wilfork (born November 4, 1981 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...

Pre-draft measureables
Wt 40y 20ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic
236 lb 4.45s X X 39" 11 10*[6]

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Washington Redskins

Following his 2004 selection by the Redskins, Taylor signed a seven-year, $18 million contract with the team.[4]


After Taylor was drafted, problems soon began. Taylor fired his agent, then skipped part of the NFL's mandatory rookie symposium, drawing a $25,000 fine. Driving home late from a party during the season, he was pulled over and charged with drunk driving. The case was dismissed in court, but by then it had become a months-long distraction for the Redskins.


Taylor also was fined at least seven times for late hits, uniform violations and other infractions over his first three seasons, including a $17,000 penalty for spitting in the face of Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman during a 2006 playoff game. P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... Michael Pittman (Born August 14, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ...


Taylor endured a year-long legal battle after he was accused in 2005 of brandishing a gun at a man during a fight over allegedly stolen all-terrain vehicles near Taylor's home. He eventually pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to 18 months' probation. [1]


2004 rookie season

On the field during the 2004 season, Taylor was successful, emerging as the Redskins' starting free safety by the third game of his rookie season. For the season, he had the team's second most interceptions, with four. In addition to his four interceptions, Taylor had 89 tackles, two forced fumbles and one sack. He started for the Redskins in 13 of the season's 16 games. In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ...


Taylor's short NFL career, however, was overshadowed somewhat by controversy. He fired two of his agents, he was also accused of spitting on Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, Michael Pittman, who later called Taylor "a punk", during a 2004 game at FedEx Field. However, after an investigation, the NFL found nothing to substantiate the spitting allegation. City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... Michael Pittman (Born August 14, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... FedEx Field is a sports stadium located in Landover, Maryland, a community off of the Washington Beltway (I-495) in Prince Georges County near the site of the old Capital Centre later called USAir Arena. ...


2005 season

Taylor continued his effective play in the 2005 season, finishing with 70 tackles, 2 sack, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble returned for a touchdown. In this year he became recognized as one of the hardest hitters in the NFL.


Taylor, along with fellow University of Miami and Redskins' teammate Clinton Portis, was fined $5,000 in the home game against the Philadelphia Eagles for violating the NFL dress code by wearing socks that did not match the Redskins' standard uniform. Portis was fined even more for additional infractions. Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football running back. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...


Taylor had ups and downs during a January 7, 2006 wild card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although he scored a touchdown that proved to be the Redskins' game winning touchdown, he was ejected after spitting at Buccaneers' running back Michael Pittman. He was subsequently fined $17,000, the amount of his game check. is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... Michael Pittman (Born August 14, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ...


2006 season

The 2006 season was arguably the most inconsistent of Taylor's career. His play was often erratic. He finished the year leading the Redskins' defense with 129 tackles, 1 interception and 3 forced fumbles. However, Taylor missed numerous tackles in his attempts to tackle the ball carrier and was exposed in coverage on several occasions.[7] This was largely due to his defensive assignment, being forced to cover slot receivers, aid in double coverage, and make tackles near the line of scrimmage to help support a struggling Redskins rush defense.[8]


Washington Redskins assistant coach Gregg Williams frequently called Taylor the best athlete that he had ever coached, but nearly every big play was mitigated by a blown assignment. Taylor led the NFL in missed tackles in 2006 yet still made the Pro Bowl because of his reputation as one of the hardest hitters in the league.*[9] In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


Taylor had his best game of the season in week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.[10] Though he played well all game, his presence was felt most sharply in the final minutes, making a key 4th-down tackle and intercepting a Jake Delhomme pass to seal the victory. He earned NFL Defensive Player of the Week honors following the game. City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Jake Christopher Delhomme (born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ...


On November 4, 2006 Sean returned a blocked Vanderjagt field goal into Dallas Cowboys' territory and was awarded a 15 yard penalty after Kyle Kosier grabbed Sean's facemask. This set up the winning field goal by Nick Novac.Sportsline.com Categories: | ...


Even while playing on a struggling Redskins defensive unit, Taylor's impact on the field was recognized when he was named a first alternate to the NFC's 2007 Pro Bowl team. When the NFC's first choice for safety, Brian Dawkins of the Philadelphia Eagles, chose not to play in the Pro Bowl due to an injury, Taylor was named to the vacated spot, marking his first and only Pro Bowl appearance. The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...


2007 season

The 2007 season seemed to represent a personal turnaround for Taylor. Before the season in a rare interview he is often quoted as saying "...you play a kid's game for a king's ransom. And if you don't take it serious enough, eventually one day you're going to say, 'Oh, I could have done this, I could have done that.'" His teammates said that he had finally gotten his life straightened out because of his daughter. [11] Prior to the start of the 2007 season, Sports Illustrated named Taylor the hardest hitting player in the entire NFL.[12] The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


At the time of Taylor's death on November 27, 2007, he was tied for the most interceptions in the National Football Conference and second in the league with five despite having missed weeks 11 and 12 with a knee injury. Taylor also had 42 tackles and one forced fumble. is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... National Football Conference logo. ...


Prior to his murder, however, Taylor had been sidelined for two weeks and had returned to his Miami residence during his recuperation.


On December 18, 2007, Taylor was posthumously voted to his second Pro Bowl, becoming the first player in NFL history to be elected to the Pro Bowl after his death and the first player in any sport since Pelle Lindbergh of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers in 1986. He was elected to be the starting free safety over Dallas' Ken Hamlin.[13] He was also voted to the 2007 All-Pro Second Team by the Associated Press. Posthumous means after death. ... Per-Eric Pelle Lindbergh (May 24, 1959 – November 10, 1985) was a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Ken Hamlin (born January 20, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional football player for the Seattle Seahawks, where he plays safety. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


Controversies

Following Taylor's early departure from the University of Miami and his drafting by the Redskins, a number of criminal allegations plagued Taylor's NFL career, including:


2004 DUI arrest in Virginia

On October 27, 2004, Taylor was arrested at 2:45am for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol following a birthday party for former Redskins' receiver Rod Gardner.[14] A Fairfax County, Virginia judge later acquitted Taylor of the charges in March 2005, after viewing a videotape of Taylor's roadside sobriety tests that, according to the judge, failed to demonstrate obvious intoxication. Taylor was, however, convicted for refusing to take a blood alcohol test requested of him by a Virginia state police officer.[15] However, when this case was heard on appeal in March 2005, Taylor was acquitted of refusing to take the BAC test, with a judge ruling there was a lack of probable cause for the request.[16] is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Under the influence. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1805 Government  - Mayor Robert Lederer Area  - City  6. ... ... Blood alcohol content (or blood alcohol concentration), often abbreviated BAC, is the concentration of alcohol in blood, measured, by volume, as a percentage. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


2005 armed assault arrest in Miami

Events: On June 3, 2005, Taylor was named publicly as a "person of interest" by Miami-Dade County police in regard to a Miami assault case involving firearms, and was being sought for questioning. "We need to speak to him, we don't know if he's a victim, witness or suspect," Miami-Dade police spokesman Mary Walters said. Taylor allegedly was present at, and possibly involved in, an incident on June 1, 2005 in Miami, in which bullets allegedly were fired into a stolen vehicle. is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 5, 2005, ESPN and The Miami Herald both reported that Taylor, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered to Miami-Dade police at approximately 10pm ET on June 4 at Miami's Cutler Ridge district police station, where he was transported to Miami's Turner Guilford Knight correctional facility. He was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, a felony, and misdemeanor battery. Miami-Dade police issued a statement the same day, confirming the earlier reports. Taylor had allegedly pointed a gun at a person over a dispute over two ATVs that he claimed were stolen.[citation needed] Taylor then allegedly left the scene, but returned shortly and punched one person. is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company. ... Aggravated assault is a form of violent crime. ... For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ... A misdemeanor, or misdemeanour, in many common law legal systems, is a lesser criminal act. ... The term All-Terrain Vehicle or ATV is used in a general sense to describe any of a number of small open motorized buggies and tricycles designed for off-road use. ...


The Associated Press reported that Taylor was held in detention at Miami's Turner Gilford Knight correctional facility and released the evening of June 4 after posting bond of $16,500. The Miami-Dade County Clerk's Office announced that he would soon be officially arraigned on the charges.[17] The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Washington Post reported on March 3, 2006 that Taylor's trial has been postponed until April 10, 2006. Days before that date, the trial was moved back once more, this time by a week, because of conflicts with Passover and Easter celebrations.[citation needed] is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Jewish holiday. ... This article is about the Christian festival. ...


Armed assault plea agreement and resolution

On January 28, 2006, the Miami-Dade County prosecutor announced that he was filing new charges against Taylor, which would have increased his potential maximum jail time from 16 years to 46 years. The new charges included increasing his felony assault charges from one to three, which reflected the allegation that, on June 1, 2005, he brandished a firearm at three individuals who Taylor believed stole two all-terrain vehicles from him. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The trial was again postponed on April 17, 2006 (to May 8, 2006), after the prosecutor in the case asked the presiding judge to be removed from the case. The County prosecutor's request for removal from the case came as Taylor's defense lawyers argued that the prosecutor was using the case to promote his side-work as a disc jockey in South Beach. Defense lawyers for Taylor entered a motion for the case's complete dismissal, due to prosecutorial misconduct. [18] is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... South Beach A portion of the southern part of the South Beach skyline as seen from Biscayne Bay. ...


On May 8, 2006, the prosecution requested and received another extension of the case, citing the new prosecutor assigned to the case and a need for additional preparation time. The trial was scheduled to begin July 10, 2006 in Miami but on June 2, 2006 the charges against Taylor were dropped as part of a negotiated plea bargain. Taylor donated his time to various charities and made $1,000 donations to 10 southern Florida schools in scholarships and, in exchange, would avoid jail time and a felony record. is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Death

On November 26, 2007, at 1:45 a.m. EST, Taylor was shot in the upper leg by an armed intruder at his Palmetto Bay, Florida home, where he had been recuperating from a football injury. He was critically wounded in his femoral artery. His long-time girlfriend Jackie Garcia, niece of actor Andy Garcia, hid under the bedding with their 18-month-old daughter, also named Jackie.[19][20] Garcia then called 911 from her cell phone.[21] [4][21] is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... EST is UTC-5 The North American Eastern Standard Time Zone (abbreviated EST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-5. ... Palmetto Bay is a incorporated village located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Femoral artery and its major branches - right thigh, anterior view. ... Andy Garcia at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base, December 7, 2001 Andy García (born April 12, 1956) is a Cuban-American actor. ...


Taylor was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he underwent surgery. He emerged from surgery about 12:30 p.m. He had lost a significant amount of blood and remained unconscious and in a coma. His doctors speculated that he may have suffered brain damage due to the blood loss, and an unnamed Redskins source reported that Taylor's heart stopped twice during the emergency surgery.[4] Jackson Memorial Hospital (also known as Jackson or abbreviated JMH) is a non-profit, tertiary care teaching hospital and the major teaching hospital of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. ... Miami redirects here. ... Exsanguination (also known colloquially as bleeding out) is the fatal process of total blood loss. ... For other uses, see Coma (disambiguation). ...


On November 27 at 3:30 a.m., Taylor died at the hospital.[21][22][23] The news was released to the media by Richard Sharpstein, a family friend, who learned the news from Taylor's father around 5:30 a.m, and by Taylor's agent, fellow University of Miami alumnus Drew Rosenhaus.[24] is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Drew Rosenhaus (born October 29, 1966) is among the best known American football sports agents. ...


Police investigation

Earlier burglary

Eight days earlier, on November 18, Taylor's house had been burglarized in his absence. Media reports vaguely described the police reports of the circumstances surrounding the first burglary. Among the details noted were that the intruders pried open a window to climb into the home, went through the desk and safe that were located in the football player's bedroom, and damaged an air conditioning unit. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The police report was made by Taylor's mother, who checked on the home during his absence to learn it had been invaded. The police report did not specify if anything was stolen from the home, presumably because his mother would not know the contents of the desk or safe located in his bedroom.[25] It is also reported that three of the four suspects in Taylor's murder were at the earlier burglary.


Arrests

On November 30, 2007, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Miami-Dade police detained four people in the Fort Myers area for questioning in connection with Taylor's death. The Miami Herald reported that investigators believe the four learned of Taylor's house through someone who unwittingly set up the burglary by bragging about his wealth. Later that night, Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Linda O'Brien announced that four men: Venjah K Hunte, 20; Eric Rivera Jr., 17; Jason Scott Mitchell, 19; and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18; were arrested and charged with Sean Taylor's murder. Police director Robert Parker added that authorities had more than one confession, but would not elaborate. [26] is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Fort Myers is the county seatGR6 and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ...


All four men were charged on December 1, 2007 with felony second-degree murder, armed burglary and home invasion with a firearm or another deadly weapon. The charges could result in life sentences for the perpetrators.[27] is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The felony murder rule is a legal doctrine according to which anyone who commits, or is found to be involved in, a serious crime (a felony), during which any person dies, is guilty of murder. ... Breaking and entering redirects here. ... Home invasion is the crime of entering a private and occupied dwelling, with the intent of committing a crime, often while threatening the resident of the dwelling. ... Life imprisonment is a term used for a particular kind of sentence of imprisonment. ...


Law enforcement theories

Police detectives who have examined the evidence and the crime scene suggest that Taylor was the victim of professional thieves who were armed and dangerous.[28] Taylor's family, friends, and Sharpstein, who were most aware with the factual circumstances surrounding the two break-ins, agree with that contention.[29] They point to the following known facts, none of which suggest a plot to specifically target Taylor but which combine to suggest he was the innocent victim of professional thieves who assumed the home would be empty:

  • Very few people in the region, not even Taylor's father, knew that Taylor was at home.
  • The intruders made lots of loud noises prior to attempting to break down Taylor's door, suggesting that they did not think the home was occupied.
  • Taylor was shot in the leg, which could mean the attacker(s) had no intent to kill him. They may not have expected Taylor to be in his bedroom so they shot because they were surprised to see him and/or because Taylor had a weapon of his own, a machete.[29]

Disproven rumors

In the immediate aftermath of Taylor's death, speculation on the internet and within the media suggested that the details surrounding Taylor's death were especially sinister. Among the rumors were:

  • That a knife was left on Taylor's bed during the November 18 intrusion as a "message." Sharpstein recently clarified that the knife was a kitchen knife used by the intruders to pry things open during the first invasion and was tossed aside on the bed of Taylor's sister.[30]
  • That the phone lines to Taylor's home had been cut prior to the November 27 invasion in which he was killed. This was refuted by police investigators, who clarified that the residential phone simply was not working.[30]
  • That the intruders did not steal or intend to steal anything during either invasion of Taylor's home. The first police report did not address whether anything was stolen from Taylor's home. Although the police report mentioned that the desk and bed in Taylor's bedroom were rifled through, it did not specify if anything was stolen, presumably because Taylor was not present when his mother filed the police report to indicate if any of his belongings had been taken.[31][32]

Media reaction and controversy

There has been criticism by some of the way in which Taylor's death has been covered by the media.[33] Among the criticisms are that unsubstantiated and speculative statements by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle that unsavory individuals from Taylor's past who despised him for no longer associating with them garnered as much attention as did the observations of experienced police detectives. City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... For corner back, the Gaelic football and hurling position, see Gaelic football and Hurling positions . ... Antrel Rocelious Rolle (born December 16, 1982 in Homestead, Florida) is an American football cornerback, drafted eighth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals out of the University of Miami. ...


There has also been a backlash against the pigeonholing of Taylor as a stereotypical victim of black-on-black gun violence and characterizing him as a troubled youth who was headed toward certain destruction because of his past transgressions, while ignoring the tragic and mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.[34]


Additionally, many of Taylor's friends, teammates, coaches and old associates have expressed outrage at the way he was characterized by the media, including derogatory references to the University of Miami's image as "Thug U" (the institution's label due to a series of deaths, arrests and criminal misdeeds by the university's players dating back to the 1980s).


Memorial Service

On December 3rd, 2007, 4,000 people attended Taylor’s funeral service held at the Pharmed Arena at Florida International University. The entire Redskins organization attended the funeral and took up a section of the arena, traveling the day after a home game against the Buffalo Bills and two days before another home game against the Chicago Bears. Pharmed Arena is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Miami, Florida. ... Florida International University, commonly known as FIU, is a public research university whose main campus is located in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...


Speakers at the funeral, which was nationally televised, included NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs, and current and former professional and collegiate teammates LaVar Arrington, Clinton Portis, and Buck Ortega. The Reverend Jesse Jackson and O.J. Simpson, whose children went to Gulliver Prep, Taylor’s high school, were in attendance. Also attending were numerous prominent University of Miami alumni, including former teammates. Roger S. Goodell (born February 19, 1959, in Jamestown, New York[1]) is the Commissioner of the National Football League, having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006. ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ... LaVar RaShad Arrington (born June 20, 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former professional football player. ... Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football running back. ... Buck Ortega is an American football tight end who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns. ... Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ...


Many of Taylor’s teammates were seen weeping throughout the emotional service. Taylor’s daughter sat in front with her mother and wore a pin with her father’s jersey number “21” on the sleeve of her dress. In one of the more memorable eulogies, Taylor’s uncle Michael Outar told the audience, “"I wanted him to play running back or quarterback and score all the touchdowns," said Outar. "The coach gave Sean No. 66 and put him on the line. Before the game he said, 'Uncle Michael, what do I do?' I said, 'Hit the guy with the ball.' And that's what he did, over and over."


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National Football League

The NFL recognized the death of Taylor by placing a #21 sticker on the back of NFL players' helmets and a "21" patch on the Redskins jerseys beginning Week 13, as well as having a moment of silence before each game played that week. The sticker remained through the end of the season. Taylor was posthumously voted starting free safety for the NFC team for the 2008 Pro Bowl and as a second team All-Pro.[35] NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Redskins can refer to: Redskin (slang), a controversial term referring to Native Americans The Washington Redskins, a United States football team. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... National Football Conference logo. ... The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is an upcoming NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. ...


Washington Redskins

The Redskins had the number 21 painted on the field, a parking lot entrance and the Redskins Hall of Fame, all three of which became makeshift memorials. In addition to the black #21 sticker on the back of every NFL helmet, the Redskins wore it as a patch on player uniforms, warm-up shirts and coaching staff jackets, as well as unveiling a banner bearing his name and number. The organization also established a trust fund for Taylor's daughter, Jackie.[36] In common law legal systems, a trust is a relationship in which a person or entity (the trustee) has legal control over certain property (the trust property or trust corpus), but is bound by a fiduciary duty to exercise that legal control for the benefit of someone else (the beneficiary...


The first game after Taylor's death, against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, was hosted at FedEx Field. The game began with the Redskins defense playing with 10 men on the field instead of the usual 11,[37] and saw players signaling to the sky, holding up the numbers two and one on numerous occasions. The team requested everyone arrive 25 minutes before the start of the game at 12:40 p.m. and played a four-minute remembrance video, held a moment of silence, and gave attendees commemorative towels with Taylor's number on them in honor and memory of Taylor. The Redskins lost the closely contested game, however, after Redskins' coach Joe Gibbs called back to back timeouts, resulting in a Redskins penalty, as the Bills kicker was lining up for a potentially game-winning field goal. Gibbs later said he was aware of this NFL rule, but had a lapse during that time. For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... FedEx Field is a sports stadium located in Landover, Maryland, a community off of the Washington Beltway (I-495) in Prince Georges County near the site of the old Capital Centre later called USAir Arena. ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ...


The Redskins were 5-6 at the time of Taylor's murder. Following his funeral, the team played and won a Thursday night game five days later. Washington went on a 4-game winning streak to close out the season, which included a home victory over division rival Dallas Cowboys to finish 9-7 and secure the final spot in the playoffs. With this win, the team became only the 4th team during the Super Bowl era to qualify for the playoffs following a 5-7 start. The Redskins, however, lost to the Seattle Seahawks during the first week of the playoffs. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976...


Teammates Chris Cooley, Chris Samuels and Ethan Albright all wore jersey #21 during the 2008 Pro Bowl.[38] The three jerseys were auctioned off and donated to the Sean Taylor Memorial Trust Fund. Chris Cooley (born July 11, 1982 in Powell, Wyoming) is an American football tight end currently playing for the Washington Redskins of the NFL, and is the son of Nancy Cooley and Ken Cooley. ... Chris Samuels (born March 28, 1977) is an American football offensive tackle. ... Lawrence Ethan Albright (born May 1, 1971 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is an American football offensive tackle who currently plays for the Washington Redskins. ... The 2008 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is an upcoming NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. ...


University of Miami

At the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, a giant banner honoring Taylor and signed by students and alumni was displayed in the student union breezway, and a candlelight vigil was held on the campus in his honor the evening of December 2, 2007. Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Government  - Mayor Don Slesnick Area  - City 96. ...


Sean Taylor's funeral was held at nearby Florida International University at the Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 instead of at the BankUnited Center on the University of Miami campus, due to a previously scheduled University of Miami event later that week. This led to further criticism by University of Miami fans, who had been frustrated with the university's abandonment of its home field contract with the historic Miami Orange Bowl earlier in the 2007 season, with the team's unusual losing record during the season, which disqualified them from any bowl game invitation, and the program's general demise since the team's last BCS appearance in 2003, Taylor's last season with the Hurricanes. Florida International University, commonly known as FIU, is a public research university whose main campus is located in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Pharmed Arena is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Miami, Florida. ... The BankUnited Center is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. ... The Miami Orange Bowl is a stadium in the City of Miami, Florida, west of Downtown in Little Havana. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ ESPN - Smith: Redskins' Taylor working to shed troublemaker image.
  2. ^ SI.com - Photo Gallery - Top 10 Hitters in the NFL.
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/sports/football/09taylor.html
  4. ^ a b c d e Beras, Erika. NFL's Taylor responsive after shooting. The Miami Herald. November 27, 2007.
  5. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3135111
  6. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=27773
  7. ^ http://www.wvec.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8QRKV600.htm
  8. ^ http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070803/SPORTS01/108030090/1005/SPORTS&template=nextpage
  9. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,313041,00.html
  10. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/29/AR2006112901546.html
  11. ^ [http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/11/27/ap4377695.html " Redskins' Taylor Dies Day After Shooting" "AP Newswire, November 27, 2007.]
  12. ^ [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0707/top10.hitters.today.nfl/content.10.html
  13. ^ Taylor named to Pro Bowl posthumously, Fox Sports, 2007-12-18, <http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7580516?MSNHPHMA>. Retrieved on 18 December 2007
  14. ^ Demasio, Nunyo and Morello, Carol (2004-10-29). Taylor Arrested On DWI Charge. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2007-11-27.
  15. ^ Foldesy, Jody (2005-01-06). S. Taylor acquitted of DUI. Washington Times. Archived from the original on 2005-03-16. Retrieved on 2007-11-27.
  16. ^ Jackman, Tom (2005-03-11). Redskins Player Wins Final Round of DWI Case. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2007-11-27.
  17. ^ Taylor was named publicly as a "person of interest" in firearm-related assault case
  18. ^ "Taylor's assault trial delayed again," Deseret Morning News, April 12, 2006.
  19. ^ "Uncle of Jackie Garcia: Sean Taylor Saved Baby, Niece" - The Post Chronicle, 11/30/2007 by Mike Baron
  20. ^ "TRIBUTE TO SLAIN NFL STAR" - The New York Post, 12/04/2007 by Lisa Lucas Post Correspondent
  21. ^ a b c Taylor responsive after shooting, surgery - 11/26/2007 - MiamiHerald.com.
  22. ^ Marvez, Alex (2007-11-26), Redskins safety Taylor awake, responsive, Fox Sports, <http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7490604?MSNHPHMA>. Retrieved on 26 November 2007
  23. ^ Amy Shipley, Jason La Canfora (November 27, 2007). Sean Taylor Dies in Miami. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2007-11-27.
  24. ^ Sedensky, Matt (2007-11-27), Redskins safety Sean Taylor dies a day after being shot, <http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-obit-taylor&prov=ap&type=lgns>
  25. ^ name=cnnreport.
  26. ^ Attorney Says 3 Detained In Taylor Investigation. Local10.com (2007-11-30). Retrieved on 2007-11-30.
  27. ^ Bond denied for three suspects in Taylor shooting. ESPN.com (2007-12-01). Retrieved on 2007-12-01.
  28. ^ Police Theory. The Miami Herald (2007-11-29). Retrieved on 2007-11-29.
  29. ^ a b November 30 Washington Post Article. The Washington Post (2007-11-30). Retrieved on 2007-11-30.
  30. ^ a b November 30 Washington Post Article. The Washington Post (2007-11-30). Retrieved on 2007-11-30.
  31. ^ First Police Report. The Miami Herald (2007-11-26). Retrieved on 2007-11-26.
  32. ^ CNN Police Report. CNN.com (2007-11-26). Retrieved on 2007-11-26.
  33. ^ Black Journalists Criticism. maynardije.org' (2007-11-28). Retrieved on 2007-11-28.
  34. ^ LeBatard Criticism. The Miami Herald (2007-11-29). Retrieved on 2007-11-29.
  35. ^ Sean Taylor makes Pro Bowl after being killed in house invasion. NFL. Retrieved on 2007-12-18.
  36. ^ Redskins establish fund to benefit Taylor's daughter. NFL / Washington Redskins. Retrieved on 2007-12-02.
  37. ^ To honor slain Taylor, Redskins use 10 men on first Bills play. Associated Press (December 2, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-12-02.
  38. ^ http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10594905

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NAME Taylor, Sean Michael Maurice
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Professional football player
DATE OF BIRTH April 1, 1983
PLACE OF BIRTH Miami, Florida, United States
DATE OF DEATH November 27, 2007
PLACE OF DEATH Miami, Florida, United States
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ESPN - Taylor dies after being shot at home - NFL (2173 words)
Taylor died early Tuesday of a gunshot wound from an apparent intruder, a tragic end for a 24-year-old whose life was transformed by the birth of a daughter 18 months ago.
Sean Taylor was tied for the NFC lead for interceptions with five and was known as one of the league's hardest-hitting defensive backs.
Taylor said his son had grasped fatherhood "with opens arms," and it was part of his evolution from childhood to adulthood.
Sean Taylor (1690 words)
Taylor, along with fellow University of Miami and Redskins' teammate Clinton Portis, was fined $5,000 in the home game against the Philadelphia Eagles for violating the NFL dress code by wearing socks that did not match the Redskins' standard uniform.
Taylor was, however, convicted for refusing to take a blood alcohol test requested of him by a Virginia state police officer, though this conviction is under appeal by Taylor.
Taylor allegedly was present at, and possibly involved in, an incident on June 1, 2005 in Miami, in which bullets allegedly were fired into a stolen vehicle.
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