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 Posted: Mon Nov 26th, 2007 05:14 pm
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Redskins' Taylor shot and wounded at home

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. -- Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor was shot at his home Monday and was in critical condition, and police are investigating a possible robbery.

Officers were sent to Taylor's home at about 1:45 a.m. after his girlfriend called 911 and said he was shot in his lower body, Lt. Nancy Perez said. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, she said, but did not disclose how many times he was shot.

The Miami Herald reported paramedics found Taylor with a gunshot wound to the groin. A family friend who did not want to be identified told ABC-TV 10 in Miami that Taylor was shot twice.

Investigators were still interviewing the girlfriend and other relatives who were in he home to try to determine what happened, Perez said.

"It could have been a possible burglary, it could have been a possible robbery," Perez said. "It has not been confirmed as yet."

Taylor's family asked that no information about his condition be released, hospital spokeswoman Lorraine Nelson said.

Taylor has a home in the Miami suburb of Palmetto Bay that he bought two years ago. The 24-year-old player is in his fourth season with the Redskins after playing at the University of Miami, where he was an All-American in 2003. He leads the team with five interceptions but has missed the last two games because of a knee injury.

Taylor has been in trouble numerous times since he was drafted as the No. 5 overall pick in 2004. He has been fined at least seven times during his professional career for late hits and other infractions, including a $17,000 penalty for spitting in the face of Tampa Bay running back Michael Pittman during a playoff game in January 2006. He also was fined $25,000 for skipping a mandatory rookie symposium shortly after he was drafted.

Redskins coaches and players have defended Taylor, saying he was smart and misunderstood. Taylor has been slow to let anyone into his inner circle. He has rarely spoken to reporters, saying he does not trust them. Teammates said he became more mature over the last year after he became a father for the first time.

In 2005, Taylor was accused of brandishing a gun at a man and repeatedly hitting him during a fight that broke out after Taylor and some friends went looking for the people who had allegedly stolen his all-terrain vehicles.

Taylor reached a deal with prosecutors last year after they agreed to drop felony charges against him. He pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors in the assault case and was sentenced to 18 months probation. The pleas prompted another fine from the NFL but kept his football career intact.

He also was ordered to talk about the importance of education at 10 Miami schools and had to contribute $1,000 for scholarships to each of those schools.

The man Taylor allegedly hit, Ryan Hill, sued, seeking at least $15,000 in damages. Hill sustained bruises to his body, incurred medical expenses and lost wages because of the fight, the lawsuit said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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In the groin?  With his girlfriend calling the cops?  Sounds like he stuck his pen in different ink.



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My thought exactly.



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Well, he's dead now.  I never equated getting shot in the leg with mortal danger but now that's proven to be incorrect.

And apparently it was a robbery attempt but that's just speculation. 

I'm sorry to see this happen.

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Fox  News reporting this morning that Taylor has passed away.

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Here in DC, it's pretty crazy with the coverage.  A sad sad day for this city.

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dcsoulchild wrote: Here in DC, it's pretty crazy with the coverage.  A sad sad day for this city.

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I'll bet. I wonder if it was a targeted attack or a random act?



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Yesterday, when I first heard the news, I said at least he's alive, that's the
main thing. Who knew you could die from being shot in the leg ?
Holy fuck.

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Kid_Naitch wrote: dcsoulchild wrote: Here in DC, it's pretty crazy with the coverage.  A sad sad day for this city.

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I'll bet. I wonder if it was a targeted attack or a random act?

The Chicago sports media is reporting the phone lines were cut  so it looks like a hit to me. They also said it was the 3rd time his place had been hit up too.  He had a machete on his night stand so it looks like Taylor was expecting something to go down. They also reported that he was shot in the femoral artery which depending how far up could equate the groin or the leg.

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mrwaukegan wrote: Kid_Naitch wrote: dcsoulchild wrote: Here in DC, it's pretty crazy with the coverage.  A sad sad day for this city.

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I'll bet. I wonder if it was a targeted attack or a random act?

The Chicago sports media is reporting the phone lines were cut  so it looks like a hit to me. They also said it was the 3rd time his place had been hit up too.  He had a machete on his night stand so it looks like Taylor was expecting something to go down. They also reported that he was shot in the femoral artery which depending how far up could equate the groin or the leg.
That's pretty much the story they are reporting here in DC.  Apparently, his girlfriend said that once they heard the noise, he got up and pick up a machete and locked the bedroom door.  Upon hearing the door being locked, the gunman kicked the door off the hedges and shot two times, one bullet missed and the other hit Taylor in leg.  The loss of blood and oxygen to the brain was too much for him to overcome.  If he wasn't in such good shape, he probably would have died sooner.  They retracted the statement about the phone lines, now saying that the phone was off anyway.  The lines were not cut.  They are trying to connect these robbery attempts to the incident he had two years ago where he beat down a dude and stuck a gun in another's face trying to retrieve two AVTs that were stolen from his house.

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This is an excellent article by Jason Whitlock (a sometimes controversial writer from Fox Sports) that does not pass the buck and calls for accountability.  I applaud his courage in writing this:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7499442



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Whitlock has been the voice of reason on controversial issues before.  Don Imus and Michael Vick come to mind. Oddly, Stephen A Smith, who I personally often find annoying, has been echoing similar opinoins on this tragedy.



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I legit feel bad for him if he was fearing for his life from ex-friends who were jealous, but there's most definitely more to the story than that. 
Why in the hell would you EVER live somewhere that you know you have an X on your back, unless you're suicidal?  Mob turncoats enter the witness protection program.  The Jews fled Germany.  Smart wrestlers leave WWE.



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you really believe somebody was looking to kill him, if they were, they must have been some real serious marksmen, and knew shooting him in the leg will kill him, it was a robbery attempt, by some kids, who were surprised and scared that shot him

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krazykid18 wrote: you really believe somebody was looking to kill him, if they were, they must have been some real serious marksmen, and knew shooting him in the leg will kill him, it was a robbery attempt, by some kids, who were surprised and scared that shot him


I originally posted that Antrelle Rolle thought he was targeted and completely disagreed with KK here.

However, I've since read the latest: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3135855

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