Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Washington Redskins, and former Miami Hurricane, safety Sean Taylor died early Tuesday, a day after he was shot at home. He was 24.

Taylor died early Tuesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he had been airlifted after the shooting early Monday.

Doctors had been encouraged late Monday when Taylor squeezed a nurse's hand, according to Vinny Cerrato, the Redskins' vice president of football operations. 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.

Taylor was shot early Monday in the upper leg, damaging an artery and causing significant blood loss.

Miami-Dade Police were investigating the attack, which came just eight days after an intruder was reported at Taylor's home. Officers were dispatched about 1:45 a.m. Monday after Taylor's girlfriend called 911. Taylor was airlifted to the hospital.

Reports from players and coaches alike consistently note that Taylor had turned his personal life around after having his first child a little over a year ago. He was engaged to be married as well. Taylor had made headlines in his college years and rookie seasons with various arrests.

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