Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sean Taylor; In Memorium, 1983-2007

Today, I woke up and read the unfortunate news that Star NFL safety, Sean Taylor, passed away in a Miami area hopsital before dawn after being shot during a home invasion in his native Florida.

As a Redskins' fan, I was shocked and utterly devastated that not only a star of the team died, but more importantly a 24-year old man who had a family, fiancee and a whole life ahead of him had it snuffed in an instant.

From the reports, it looked like he was trying to defend his family from intruders, but in the end, became a victim. Whether it was a vendetta, robbery, or there's something else to the story, I'm not sure of; however, we know that a young man lost his life.

It's too bad that most of the stories will have some sort of mention of his past incidents and transgressions; alas, it seems that he had made a concerted effort to turn his life around from what has been reported.

An incident like this in America happens each day when someone who is murdered for some reason, especially a black male; however, but today it got ink in the papers and considerable mention online because who the victim was.

Rest in peace, Sean.

What an unfortunate tragedy.


James Diggs said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Sean Taylor's family and friends and the Redskins organization.



Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

James, I concur.

Be well,

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